Oh hello. It's been a while since my last proper run (6/1) and also since my last visit to this board. In fact, I looked at my Garmin this morning before my run and it was at a dismal 4% battery. Yikes. I had tweaked my ankle on a run nearly two weeks ago and it's been surprisingly slow to heal considering how minor I thought it was. At the time of the run I didn't even feel much but felt it next day when pushing off or rotating inwards. Went for a test run with my wife yesterday (she's 4 months pregnant and pregnant lady pace is a good recovery speed) and seemed good enough. I couldn't let Team Juxt go out on top with any glory so was planning to give it hell and deal with anything afterwards.
Had a nice downhill route lined up and made my 90 second trudge from my apartment to the start. Was a quiet, cloudy, and humid morning, with only the birds chirping and the rumbling of the garbage men in the distance. On one hand the downhill might have been too steep but on the other hand I could feel my good ankle pushing off and my less good ankle being a freerider on this highway to hell, so the momentum likely had some benefits. I came to a turn 2/3 of the way through, lost a second or two there, and managed to round it out in a solid 5:28.
Work and personal life have been a bit nuts lately so haven't checked in here as much as I would have liked. Looks like everyone is crushing it! All times under 7:00! Now to go back through the last 10 pages of this thread to catch up with my morning coffee.