We woke up Saturday to wind, snow, unplowed roads and a race going off as scheduled. After Courtney ran the fun run, we were off.
Amanda, as usual, dropped me in a few seconds. I tried to stick to a 10:30-10:45 pace but it was like running in sand! I passed the one mile mark at about 10:55 and made the turn onto a unplowed road. My right calf then felt like an ice-pick was not so gently inserted into it. I stopped, walked, started again with the same pain, realized my day was over, and literally limped in. I thought about walking the second lap but every step was painful. I stopped. My first ever DNF.
Everyone had a hard day time-wise including Amanda but most (except me) finished. My friend James said he can't recall when he ran so slow but he also never placed higher in his age group.
Time for some rehab. Hope it will be quick.