My high school coach and long-time running consultant Dave Foley asked, "How are your logs looking? NY marathon is nigh. Hope you have several 20-milers in the log."
Photo Courtesy of Dave Foley's fishing obsession
I know I had come to grips with it weeks ago, that I probably was not going to run. This sealed it.
Mon - A.M. ART Treatment at Duke Chiropractic with Doc Duggan (http://www.dukechironyc.com/)
P.M. 4 miles on the Hudson River Pedestrian Path at who cares how fast with almost no
Tues - Strengthening exercises - toe raisers and hamstring curls - no running
Wed - 4 1/2 miles in Central Park (Briddle Path)
Thurs - ART Treatment at Duke Chiropractic with Doc Duggan
Fri - 5 miles easy over Brooklyn Bridge through Dumbo and back. Hit two tourists but otherwise no pain
Sat - Strengthening exercises - no running
Sun - 5 miles in Brooklyn
Looking at this, the math here is 18 miles of running. Dave was the one who taught me way back at Cadillac Sr. High School that good running demands absolute honesty.
And if you thought things looked lean back then in 10th grade, my running log from last week is anemic. So it's time to adapt and keep Marathon Derby going until next year . . . the next attempt. In the meantime I'll be writing about recovery, and building back up / the ART of coming back. The NYC marathon is nigh, and I've got a few friends running. So check in again soon.