Originally Posted by antirabbit
Im going fucking crazy....still no running and we are 12 days post ankle injury.
I have a 10 mile race on Sat. I may or may not run it.
The ankle swelling has been gone for 5 days, pain is gone, doing strength exercises, but delaying running on it as long as possible.
Any one take 14 days off then run that far?
I have in training but not racing.
If I do run I plan on taking it very easy and run with some folks that are well far off of my race pace.
i'm sure you have it in you to bang out 10miles even with that kind of layoff. maybe you bring a small camera with you and really take in the sights and sounds of the race with friends.
during the brooklyn half marathon there were a lot of runners doing that. just running easy and stopping at every cool picture opportunity (like the closed off highway with runners on one side and busy highway on the other, or huge digital traffic signs with HIGHWAY CLOSED BROOKLYN HALF MARATHON blinking, the runners on a 7+sraight mile stretch with coney island rollercoaster in the background).
i was so jealous of these groups of friends just shooting pics and having a blast. its actually pretty rare to have a lot of pictures during a race.