Table Mountain Summit

Injury at Table Mountain

My marathon training took a major hit this past weekend while hiking Table Mountain in Washington state. I opted for trail running shoes instead of boots and twisted my right ankle while climbing a talus slope over loose rock. I made it through the remainder of the hike, but I’ll be taking some time off from running. I’m depressed because I was quite happy with my prep for the inaugural Pacific Northwest Marathon, but I want to be smart and heal fully. There are still two remaining marathons on my calendar for the year. This just means that my May 2 attempt won’t be my A race for the year. On the bright side, Table Mountain was a great place to hike and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to hike in the Columbia River Gorge once again. I used a GoPro to film the hike and the below video is the result.

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