12/19. 8 miles in 73
12/20. 8 in 73
12/21. 10 in 85
12/22. 9 in 67. HR av=156, pk=166. Rolled left ankle when I stepped in a hole and felt something give. Found I could put weight on it, so I stuffed my sock with snow to decrease swelling and hobbled home. Took aspirin, put on a compression bandage and elevated foot.
12/23. 1 in 9. That's right, 1 mile. Something structural is wrong and my ankle clicks with each step. As it was a blizzard, I didn't risk re-injury. Walked a few miles in the malls with the other last-minute shoppers instead.
12/24. 4 in 37. Bad footing, hungry.
12/25. 8 1/2 in 74, most with Barb.
12/26. 10 in 91. First time I put on the Yak Trax in two years. The only shoes they fit were racing flats, which curled up like the feet of the Wicked Witch of the East.
12/27. 23 in 3:33. HR av= 120. pk=225. That heart rate isn't a typo, it's an extra beat from WPW atrial fibrillation. Blisters between toes from cramped shoes. Multiple pit stops due to UTI or prostatitis. Gettin' old ain't for sissies.
I've never counted mileage for a year, until today. 3170 with a few days to go. Considering I didn't train in June, July or August (just ran FANS, Afton, Voyageur and half of Leadville with a few days of a few miles in between).
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