Raspberry’s Training Log – 4.9.17

Not a bad place for some hill repeats!

Well, my training week came to an abrupt halt on Saturday morning when, as I prepared to make coffee, I managed to spill the boiling water down my right thigh and knee. After initial icing and cold water (and OMG intense pain), I called the advice nurse who advised me to go into the ER because of the size of my burn. Upon being treated for 2nd degree burns, I asked the doctor, “So, can I run 18 miles tomorrow?” He was not amused. In fact, I don’t think he had his morning coffee either. Looking at my wound two days later, I’m laughing that I even thought to ask if I could run. While itย no longer hurts, Iย have to constantly apply antibiotics to my raw and blistering skin and wrap it in bandages. Pretty sure running isn’t going to happen. He did say it would take about a week to heal and there wouldn’t be any scarring, but it’s looking to me like I’m going to have a pretty scar all summer long – horray.

The good news is that while I missed an 18 mile run, I am beginning my taper and I have two weeks to heal for my 50K. I already decided my time goals were thrown out the window, so this just reinforces my goal to just finish. I would like to finish my 50K without an open flesh wound. Sounds about good.

Monday – 1 hour core

Tuesday – 3 miles easy

Wednesday – Hill repeats: 1, 3, 5, 7, 3, 1 minutes with half time recovery. 6.1 miles total.

Thursday – rest

Friday – 5.3 miles easy and 1 hour core

Saturday – (supposed to run 7, but freak accident with the coffee pot)

Sunday – (supposed to run 18, but…)

Total – 14.5 miles

A teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area who loves trail running, backpacking and cycling. Having grown up in the Sierra Nevada foothills, I secretly aspire to run Western States 100 someday. Realizing it might not be as crazy as it sounds (maybe it is), I am currently training for my next ultra.

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  1. ‘Tis but a flesh wound!

    I am so sorry to hear about that โ€” ouch! But glad you’ll be able to run the 50k still!