7 weeks into training.
I said in the last post all was well, and told you the plan....for how it would go if the body held up.
I lost my right achilles coming down Dusty this morning. 4.5 miles into the run, running downhill, I started feeling pretty bad pain, tried altering my stride, and then a pop where the achilles meets the calf muscle. I could no longer run/walk/push off from my right foot at all.
I managed to limp/hop for a mile, took 31 minutes. Some mountain bikers stopped to help me get both compression sleeves onto my right leg, and said they'd send a ranger out. Since I was on Diablo/state park property, a state park ranger showed up after about an hour of limping out. I only had about .7 to go to make it to the car, but was happy to see him. He said he would have been quicker but he was taking a mt. lion sighting report.
The bad part about limping off a mountain for an hour...too much time to think. Training is all about choices...what if I hadn't run today? What if I hadnt' added on a mile by turning up Dusty? Would it have held out? What if I had worn different shoes?And of course...what does this mean for the next month? Is Way Too Cool even an option now??