First IM this weekend (IMLou), and got up in the middle of the night last Friday (8 days out) and jammed my pinky toe. I'm talking chunked a piece of toenail and a bit of blood. It's Tuesday and finally it's starting to feel better. but haven't been able to go for a run since it happened, just mostly swimming and a single hour on bike trainer.
I really think It'll be alright for the race, i've iced the shit outta it, and popped advil twice a day since (stopped today)
What "screw-up" have you done that potentially derailed your race?
I *broke* my little toe the night before the NJ Triathlon (Olympic). I didn't know if I could even get my foot into my running shoes until I dismounted the bike during the race. Managed to run a 40:54 10km, IIRC.
Went to the podiatrist the next day, and he insisted that he x-ray my entire foot, because there had to be something else broken to cause my foot to be that purple. I told him I did a 10k on it..."oh".
I also managed to toss my car keys into the lake just before swim warmup, but that's another story...
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