Last night I was able to get out for my 6 mile run as planned. My shin continued to feel good all day during work, so after work Barry and I headed out for a run on the roads around our house. It had been a little while since Barry and I ran together (not counting his biking alongside me while I ran last weekend), so I was excited he wanted to run with me. My calves were on fire within the first 15 minutes of this run, but they often do that after I’ve done a lot of foam rolling. Around mile 4, I stopped and stretched them while Barry stopped for a bathroom break at soccer field we were running past.
|You can almost pretend the mountains on the horizon are the ocean|
|It’s a twister, Auntie Em!|
It looks like the government shutdown is over, for now. Hopefully we don’t go through this again in January. There were so many people affected by the shutdown, and at one point it looked like nearly 30,000 runners were going to be affected with the potential cancellation of the Marine Corps Marathon. I’m sure other races were affected.
One in particular that I know of was the Grindstone 100, which was set to take place through the George Washington National Forest in VA starting on October 4. Imagine being trained up to run 100 miles and then having the race canceled the week beforehand. I came across this interesting article about a group of ultra runners from the Richmond area who decided to make their own ultra. Spoiler alert: no, they didn’t go out and run 100 miles. But they did each run 30+ miles as a training run for the next race in the “Beast Series.” Their way of sticking it to the man!
It has been gray and drizzly here since last week.
What would you do if you were trained to run 100 miles and the race got canceled in the days leading up to it?