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pothole and thunderstorm

saturday

the road to new york

The road to any marathon is never a completely smooth ride, and thought I might’ve hit a small bump or pothole yesterday, the bruise on the bottom of the left foot from stepping on a rock during last Sunday’s 15k was acting up during a 13 mile easy run, creating soreness in the plantar fascia – uh oh, have had PF issues before and they’re not fun.  Otherwise a good Friday spent with mys son.

Went back to the park for a 12 miler this afternoon, and the left foot and the PF felt better – just have to keep tabs on it.  But got caught in a brief passing thunderstorm on the way back, took shelter under a big tree, which in retrospect probably wasn’t a good idea.

niagara falls half marathon 2016

niagara-half-2016

sunday

Ok, a pretty good morning, a good race, a little weird in the way it panned out (more on that tomorrow, perhaps), but a good race result nonetheless!  12th overall, the first 7 or 8 were dominated by – you guessed it – African runners, 2nd overall masters finisher, 1st in the 50-54 age group, 1:17:30 (and got a nice little check for the masters finish).  Not quite the time I wanted, but a steady head wind along this point to point course all but negated any chance of a PR.  So it ended up being a race, and proud of the way I raced.  More importantly, another step on the road to Boston…