2013 Fat Ass Trail Run
This is my 3rd time running the Fat Ass, my 6th race and 1st time to be injured. All of which I am proud of!
The FA is, if you are not familiar, a 7.5-25k race, up and down the sides/back of our local ski hill. I have chosen 7.5k for all 3 races. I have run a 1/2 marathon in the past and I feel that the 7.5 is compare able. What it doesn't have in distance it makes up for in hills and rough Terrane.
About 3k into this race I slipped and rolled my ankle. Normally a minimalist shoe person I chose running shoes this time. Between rocks and slippery leaves, not to mention not a fan of having wet feet, I thought they would help. Can't help wondering now if it would have happened at all in no-sole footwear. Maybe I will try the course, before the race, next year in minimalist footwear. We'll see.
Here's some shots of the injury..
|Evening of the race and then day after.|
|This is a photo of the 3rd day. The 4th day was even worse.|
Speaking of next year.. my husband wants to try it next year as well! Although, he wants to do 10k so we'll see. I will just be happy to finally have someone to run WITH as all 6 races I've been on my own.