Monday and Tuesday were legit days off to let the ankle recover from the sprain. Wednesday's run went well. But I took Thursday and Friday off for no other reason than being a slacker. It really started to bug me a lot last night so I'm trying to make up for it.
Today helped. The fresh legs got a good beat down with a fast 15-mile trail run with Ian. He was in a similar boat, spending the week nursing an ankle that was now feeling better and he was also raring to go.
We did the same route starting at Bradbury Mountain State Park as a few weeks ago, but added a slightly longer trail towards the end that was much more hillier. You can see it on the chart below, just after mile 13. That spike was a tough climb, but fun.
You can also see a picture of a cool sweat icicle that formed on Ian's hat (Iancicle?). He looked a bit like a dreadlocked sasquatch. It looked awesome, and I was quite jealous.
Very good run.
Ran 15.2 miles @ 8:52/mile pace.
Trails, coated with ice and thin snow. Some bare patches.
9 degrees to start, mid teens at the end. Partly cloudy.
Brooks Cascadia 3 (screw shoes), long pants, fleece jacket, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.