Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Five Days to Go

ORN: Zero. Resting

It is Tuesday morning as I write this. On Saturday, I'm signed up for a trail marathon.

I'm nursing my ITB back to health. My foam roller and I are very well acquainted. I'm working on my quad strength and my core strength.

But resting my leg.

This is really wierd...not running. It breaks up a major rhythm of my life. Yet, it is proving very instructive. When I put it all together, I'll write more about it.

I'm really looking forward to the race and the time with Darrell. He has a rock-star or management consultnat guru type week ahead of his travel here for the race. We'll have a lot of fun. I just have no idea, none at all, as to how I'll respond to the race conditions.

The plan Darrell and I have right now is that we'll hang together for the first 6-7 miles or so, then I may well let him surge on. I could well be in a spot to walk the uphills and run the rest. Which wouldn't be so bad, if I can keep moving with minimal discomfort. I also am comfortable with the likelihood of a DNF. I simply don't know.

This is an awesome lesson. Stay tuned for race reports.

And, yes, I will persevere.

7 comments:

Wes said...

Keeping our fingers crossed for ya, Joe.

Jodi said...

Can't wait for the race report. Stretch, stretch, stretch!

Jodi

backofpack said...

Joe,
You've got the right attitude going in to the race. I hope all is well and you are able to finish.

No matter what, you'll have a great experience meeting Darrell and sharing a few miles with him. I'll be looking for both the Darrell report and the race report!

robtherunner said...

I can't believe it's only five days away. I'll pray it all works out for you and you are able to come across the finish line.

robtherunner said...

I can't believe it's only five days away. I'll pray it all works out for you and you are able to come across the finish line.

Anne K. said...

Joe, rest that leg! I'd make you a quilted leg cozy if it'd help! :-) Hope all goes well as you gear up for Saturday - will it be like our hike at Tanglewood Forest in NY?

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you! Best of luck with the ITB.