Nice work Jen! yeah the last 6mi of that course sucks a**! :-)
Last week's goals:
- Run 3x - FAIL - see below
- skate 3x - FAIL - see below
- ghetto gym 3x - WIN
- ride 4x - FAIL - see below
What happened? I was at the end of my skate on Wed, doing a cool down lap, and WHAMMO! Ended up on my ass with my right ankle screaming at me. I hobble to the bench with the help of a coach, sit down, take my skates off and lo and behold this:
Yep, the right tip of the blade caught the ice and broke right off - I took a chunk out of the ice as big as my fist. As the tip broke, it grabbed the ice and yanked me back. OWIE. If a tip fails, it's typically the LEFT front tip, as that tip can get clipped by the right blade during crossing over. The equipment manager was baffled - "I've never seen a right tip fail, wow" So a few days of non walking the dog/non running and new (upgraded) skates on Sat with a very VERY short (30min) skate and there you have it. I ran yesterday easy on it, and it feel okaaaay, but it still is a bit wonky. Since ankle flexibility is so damn key in this sport (dorsiflexion) I am happy I was able to skate OK, hopefully it will resolve with a bit more rest and easy activity. At least I am eligible for medical coverage through the provincial body, in case I need physio.
This week: Easy and back at it.
Run 3x EZ
Ride once maybe
Ghetto Gym 3x
"How bad could it be?" - SimpleS