Here's a quick update on where things stand with my "injury". I reluctantly took a week off to rest. I think the immediate reason for my pain (the rough treatment of my ankle by the LMT) has resolved. However I firmly believe that my emotions (fear, anger, disappointment, anxiety) got caught up in it all and any lingering pain I have is due to those emotions and not any physical abnormality or injury. In the past I've let that fear and anxiety keep me in a painful state and ultimately a non-running state for too long. I'm not going to let that happen again.
I saw a medical doctor last week who confirmed that I pretty much have normal function in my ankle. Nothing is broken or torn. So I've decided to carry on. The pain is manageable, and sometimes goes away - which is further proof to me that it's more a mental/emotional thing than a physical thing. In fact, as I type this out, and acknowledging publicly that it's an emotional thing, I can feel some of the lingering tension in my foot dissipate.
So on to more training! Despite only running 5 miles the last week of June, I finished up the month with 200 running miles. I'm on track for 50 or more this week. My original plan was to train hard with this weekend being a 50 mile weekend (20/30 or 25/25) and then take a 3 week taper to Mt Hood. But considering the down week last week, I'm moving the 50+ miles to next weekend and then will taper 2 weeks.
Three more big races in my season Mt Hood 50M, Waldo 100K and then Pine to Palm 100M. The last two are getting so close it's starting to feel real.