Last Saturday during my long run, 21.7 miles with 2900' of gain, I strained the front top part of my ankle. About mile 16 or so, I remember tightening my shoe lace on my right foot; I guess too tight. When I got home it hurt – ached. Every morning when I woke I was expecting to be pain free, but it didn't seem to go away. If I jogged around a bit it didn't seem to aggravate the ankle, but I wasn't going to take any chances - I took the week off. Normally, I would run through a mild injury like this because I am stupid that way, but I am in no hurry. My main goal is Leadville and that is still 242 days away.
The following Saturday, my foot felt pretty good, so since I was registered anyway for Rudolph's Revenge, I decided to give it a go. I figured if it hurt I would just back off. For the most part, I felt great. And today, it doesn't seem to hurt at all, maybe the race loosened it up for me??