Florida Hospital 10K

It was almost this time this year when Dev and I caught the running bug. This year we are doing the 10K instead of the 5K though. I can’t believe it’s only been a year. It felt longer than that.

The night before I was still feeling my Achilles and Dev was so concerned that she said that I had to do something about it otherwise she wouldn’t let me run. So we went to the Famous footwear to look for an insert . So we talked to our friend,Mike,a fellow runner who happens to work at the store. He said that my Achilles could be because of the shoe I’m wearing. I also got the same advise from Dr. Abe,our running mentor,He said that we should log our shoe mileage.

So instead of just looking for a shoe insert I ended up buying a shoe. I saw an Asics that was on sale. I tried it on and it was a perfect fit. I also bought the insert.

Race day morning and I was still feeling my Achilles when I got up. We ate our coffee and bagel we bought from Panera. Arrived at the start about 30 min early. It was DST change so we had an extra 1 hour. It also means that the sun is already up early.

I planned to do a run walk just only and thanks to Doc Abe I was able to do it. We did good. I felt the Achilles but it wasn’t a really bad.

I still had to ice it though.

the Aftermath

Two weeks and counting from our Twin Cities Marathon and I am still hurting on my Achilles. I am able to walk but I still can’t run without feeling some pain on my left achilles.

Note to self,if one feels really good and it almost feels like you can do a marathon under 3 hours,hold back a little.

I am doing a lot of ice on it and I think this will probably heal with time.

We did not scout the course and we were surprise that it was hilly . So that may have contributed to it plus I was just pushing to hard. That PR might have come with a real price though. During the race I already felt a tingling feeling on my left leg after about 6 miles. You know that feeling when one stops the blood from flowing to one of your limbs. That went away though. Must have been because of the 29 degree weather. Further on, I also felt my left quad cramping around mile 16,I massage it a bit and it went away. Alas on mile 22,I then felt my left achilles,I stretch it out a couple of times and it went away and I was able to finish albeit at a much slower pace.

I should have iced it right away. I walked to meet Dev back in the course about mile 25. Should have iced and stayed down.