Monday, October 30, 2006

Eight is Great

Yesterday was my final "long" run. I ran 8 miles down a hilly back-country road. It was windy, cold and, at times, sleeting.

Four months ago 8 miles would have seemed a reasonably long run. Now it seems sort of ridiculous calling an 8 miler a "long" run. Hmmm, I guess everything is relative.

This week brings a couple of 3 and 4 milers and then the New York City Marathon. I am nervous, excited, hyper-aware of every ache, pain, sneeze and sniffle. My hip and knee are still sore but I am doing my stretches and exercises. I've also gotten a new pair of Asics Gel Nimbus - identical to my two prior pair - and have begun breaking them in. The weather report looks cool and dry.

All that's left to do is to stay healthy and wait.... My fingernails are in for a difficult week.

"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble."
-Titus Maccius Plautus

12 comments:

JustRun said...

WooHoo. Enjoy your taper and stay healthy. Sounds like you're doing everything right- glad you got the new shoes!

Deene said...

i'll keep my fingers crossed for you. happy taper.

Mark MacLeod said...

Just Remember...

Rudy the rabbit.

Rudy the rabbit.

Good luck!

Ginger Breadman said...

The NYC Marathon sounds so awesome. Everything sounds in order. Have a restful week - try not to chew the fingernails too much!

Morrissey said...

Ok, I am in the Blue corral. I'll be easy to spot. Hopefully we can reconvene on mile 4. On the Back of red singlet, you see the number "88". Cya!

Debbie said...

Good luck on Sunday! I'll be out as a volunteer in a 'jump team' (whatever that is) I'll cheer if I see you!

Alan Wagman said...

Josh, Hope the weekend was relaxing and fun! How is your Alzheimers fundraiser going?

Alan

Uptown Girl said...

Happy tapering! Sounds like all systems are a go.

Just12Finish said...

Good luck Josh! Hope you survive the wait w/o too much trouble. Time never flies when you need it to, eh?

stephruns said...

Have a great race Josh. hey maybe I'll see ya on the road!!! HAHAHA - not very realistic - you will be done while i'm still at the half way mark!!

did you read about the web cams that they will have for the first time? (I better keep smiling!)

JustRun said...

Woohoo! Just a few more days!

Chelle said...

Good luck...I'll be out there cheering as loud as I can!