Today I ran 2.5 miles in a misty rain. No ankle pain. I adjusted the brace better and had no 'extra' pains in the knee or shins. I noticed a slight groin pull that actually started yesterday at the gym. And actually that got better the longer I was out. So I better watch out for that. I'm excited now about the long run on Saturday. I will walk part of it if I have to but I'm looking forward to it.
This is a 12 mile run. So I will be experimenting with fueling on the run. I did not do this part well last year and I'm sure that's one of the reasons I bonked on the marathon. Hoping to do better this year.