Trail Run long (4 hr) 4:00:00  18.0 mi (13:20 / mi)
A few years ago, I gave a friend some advice for running trail that is flooded; suck it up and run down the center of the trail. Today the 1st 75 yards of the trail were flooded and icy, and as I was getting ready to suck it up, my brain stopped my feet. It didn’t just say No but hell No, you’re not going to have cold, wet feet for 4 hrs. So I did dances, gymnastic work and a few long jumps over miles of flooded trail, and flooded creek crossings but at the end my brain and feet were both happy.
I did have a problem with my ankles again and the pain really started to slow me down. When I changed shoes at 2 1/2 hrs, I got immediate relief. The problem had been lack of arch support. Because of everything, I had been 5 min slower than usual at that point. Over the next 90 min, I gained 6 minutes.