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  • 24 miles
  • 04:56 time
  • 3831 calories
  • 4 workouts
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  1. RUN
    good Ankle tester 6.4 mi 01:14 11:33 pace

    I have been feeling great with the ankle, but I've also been holding back on a return to my normal ankle-twisting activities...

    Well, I didn't hold back too much today. Back on my Siss... read more

    • Mike K.
      Mike K.

      I'm amazed at how well your ankle healed so quickly - very glad to see that!

      about 4 hours ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Wow, what a fast recovery. Still, be cautious, as the human body has a very clearly defined healing rate, and nothing will make it go much faster. Keep it easy for a few weeks. Even so, I'm glad you had a lot of fun today!

      40 minutes ago Like

  2. RUN
    good Ran the whole way!!! (almost) 6.7 mi 01:09 10:18 pace

    Maybe it was because the temp dipped to 12ºF, but my ankle didn't hurt today. I kept waiting for a sign of pain, and none came, so I kept running until the last uphill section where I started ... read more

  3. RUN
    good More like it 6.31 mi 01:17 12:15 pace

    I thought that today might be the day when I was able to run a full route. So I shuffled off down the hill. Yes, I got maybe a mile actually running, even downhill. But my ankle definitely had some... read more

    • Sue R.
      Sue R.

      Keeping my fingers crossed for you John!

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • John K.
      John K.

      I think that's a description of anyone over 50 (even non-runners) :) I don't expect my good luck with running, or injuries, to last forever. I could be running already if I was being less cautious, and just run through the (slight) pain.

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      OK... don't compare yourself to that. :)

      2 days ago Like

  4. RUN
    good Different terrain 5 mi 01:15 15:04 pace

    Walking around town, while on a conference call. So I managed to do a varied walk past shops and houses. Up a hill and down the other side back into the center of town. Ankle is really much better ... read more

  5. RUN
    Snow! 3.11 mi 00:47 15:14 pace

    I could run more than a few steps today, but decided to save that anyway since the ankle gets tired quickly and if I kept going there'd probably be real pain still. Walking though continues to... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Glad to hear you're being careful! Things look good so far. I'm encouraged...

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • John K.
      John K.

      Pierre: it does look like it. But I'm not taking anything for granted. Each time I stumble on a road (on an otherwise smooth road) I feel those tendons squawk :)

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      I completely understand. I do the same thing. How would you know your limits, unless you exceed them from time to time?

      3 days ago Like1 person

  6. RUN
    alright Closer to running (but not th... 4.1 mi 01:02 15:07 pace

    I try a few steps here and there, but nope. Other than that though, still excellent progress. Made it up and down Sisson Hill, facing forwards in both directions :) My walking is getting fast enoug... read more

  7. Ankle/lower leg strengthening

    Jeff L. was interested in what exercises I'm doing for my bad ankle, so here we go:

    1. Foot rotations clockwise, anticlockwise - toes pointed down, while si... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      It all sounds excellent, especially the last sentence. I typically tend to flex my body in various ways at random times, just to keep it limber. I don't normally do exercise routines except the planks/situps/weights...

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Wow! Good stuff!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      OK- I've figured it out. you're doing too many exercises. That's the problem :)

      5 days ago Like2 people

  8. RUN
    alright Heart of pain 3.4 mi 00:54 15:44 pace

    Walking doesn't hurt at all as long as I stay on the flat. Running though - well, I tried a few shuffly steps, and yeah - no good. I did manage to get up the paved section of Sisson Hill thoug... read more

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Just keep conservative. Don't hurt yourself and go backwards. Think long term.

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      As Jeff said. i know you're jumping to be back to running but as you get older it takes longer to recover from smaller and smaller things.... just be sensible.

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • John K.
      John K.

      Sensible - who, me?

      5 days ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Strange as it may seem, I do think you are, by and large, very sensible. Maybe a bit of a hill nut, but other than that....

      5 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    alright Back to it (walking at least!) 2.6 mi 00:41 15:46 pace

    Amazingly, after worrying that I would need to wear a boot to immobilize my ankle enough to walk, yesterday, I woke up not even noticing the injured ankle when I walked into the kitchen. The pain s... read more

  10. VELO
    alright Bike tester 10.14 mi 01:00 10.2mph pace

    I've decided that I shouldn't even walk. The ankle feels unstable, and after only 1/4 mile walking, I am in pain. Could be my posterior tibial tendon. It's possible I've torn, o... read more

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Sorry to hear this bad news, but I'm hopeful that your injury isn't as serious as it could be. Biking gives me hope that this is the case. Keep resistance low and cadence high as you ease into this. Then slowly increase resistance each session. If you're working up a sweat, you're doing enough cardio for now.

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Marina
      Marina

      Oh boo. Sorry to hear this John - I hope it's a mild setback and you'll heal up quickly. Biking is perfect. just do what you can to keep those legs moving (pool-running is a great option too!)

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Cari H.
      Cari H.

      You may just have a big trigger point there that is causing the symptoms. If all else checks out maybe a manual PT or some self treatment but have it examined first! Glad it is a little better today

      7 days ago Like

  11. RUN
    injured Run/walk/hobble 1 mi 00:17 17:26 pace

    I've made a lot of progress since yesterday, when I could barely walk to the car, and even that with pain.

    I never like to rest. Even when injured. I thought about sitting today out comple... read more

  12. RUN
    Double ouch 18.07 mi 02:51 09:29 pace

    Watch will no longer sync :(

    Even worse, after about 7 miles, my left ankle started to hurt.

    I think it's because my foot landed awkwardly in an unfamiliar shoe yesterday while coming down... read more

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  14. RUN
    good Mt Greylock! 9.5 mi 02:11 13:47 pace

    Went north to talk to a lawyer about our wills. What a fun conversation!

    Consolation was being able to go run up Mt Greylock and back down. 2500+ft of vert.

    Bikermama dropped me off at the trail... read more

  15. RUN
    good Sisson Hills 7.5 mi

    A quick burst up and down in the dark this early morning. And then a few more times up and down in the afternoon. Trying some new shoes. "Enjoying" the return of the brutal cold.

  16. RUN
    good Sisson Hills 8.2 mi 01:25 10:22 pace

    Up and down Sisson Hill. A metaphor for life, what with all the briers reaching out to grab me or bang my head. The rocky, unstable trail - once road, now riverbed. Feeling on top of the world as I... read more

    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Great news...I think it took me 5-6 months to really feel like I could compete in a 5k after my 100miler!

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • John K.
      John K.

      I never feel like I could "compete" in the 5k any more, Paul ;)

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      John, based on your time, you COULD compete in your AG. Anyway, a nice run, amazing recovery given the amount you've been running since Grindstone!

      15 days ago Like2 people

    • Mike K.
      Mike K.

      So this run ended with a feeling of new life in your legs. Better than the alternative!

      14 days ago Like1 person

  17. Grindstone 100 Race Report (from October this year!) for my non-(FaceBook)friends

    I’ve had an interesting 50th year. On the one hand, I broke three hours in the marathon, running a personal best o... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      What a marvellous tale and amazing accomplishment, John! Thanks for sharing it! You almost-- not quite -- make me wish I could try it. Congratulations!

      16 days ago Like1 person

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    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Wow...thinking of doing a solo run of 100 miles?? I'm with Pierre...I can't believe you did this without pacers after the first 100k! Impressive!

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • John K.
      John K.

      I'm kind of "old-school" - no pacers, no poles, feels right to me (although my knees were longing for poles after 50 miles!) :) And I've already done a couple of long night runs on the Appalachian Trail, which I found more difficult than Grindstone, even though they were only 50-ish miles! I wouldn't mind running the complete state, south<->north MA on the AT which is about 90-something miles. And there's also a ~115 mile road run from where I live, to New York City, that calls me ;)

      15 days ago Like1 person

  18. RUN
    good Race up Race 5.8 mi 01:40 17:17 pace

    Since the school dropoff takes me close to this trail (which I have never run!) and because the girls had an early music class, I decided to take a quick trip up Race Mountain on the Race Brook Fal... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      For that pace, for you, it clearly was quite the hill!! Glad you got to explore this at last.

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Mike K.
      Mike K.

      Impressive elevation profile! Nice to have this in the neighborhood, so to speak.

      16 days ago Like1 person

  19. RUN
    good Easy like Monday Morning 10.4 mi 01:35 09:08 pace

    Normal (in these winter days) trek down to Boardman Street, along the front of Mt Everett and Race Mountain. Still enjoying pretty much perfect running weather in the 30s, and only snow flurries so... read more

  20. RUN
    good Rare (these days) Saturday lo... 20.3 mi 03:07 09:11 pace

    The kids have had dance or theatre classes/shows since the start of their high school back in September. Which leaves me trying to squeeze a long run in instead of my previously normal Saturday mor... read more