Progress Report: Hudson River Ramble

 

Admit have not posted for over a week, Admit have not maintained my training regimen over the same week. Admit daughter Brett and I completed a grand New York City adventure the very same week. I’m going to do a general run-down of where I stand in my training for the 2012 New York City Marathon in my next Progress Report blog post. For details on Brett and Garry’s excellent adventure, your might have to meet me at the pub (you pick).

November 2011 proved to be a pivotal period. During that time I have become quite the joiner: I joined a new running team, Run 4 It Endurance Training; I am a proud member of the Streakers in Sneakers, an official team entry for the Ragnar Relays; and I have joined the legions of walking wounded, runners who have situational injuries, situation being that they can’t train with intensity due to some mysterious malfunction-mine a groin pull that makes it more difficult to walk than to run.

Despite the groin, I have had three good training runs this month. In my last Progress Report I shared my Veterans Day 11K race. The following week I put an eight-miler into my marathon wheelhouse. And I’m thrilled to say that I had my very first NYC run along the Hudson River last Sunday.

As for doing something about the groin pull, I have entered a yoga program and I plan to ask my Doc for a referral to a Sports Medicine program. Anybody have any suggestions about what else I can do to eliminate this pesky condition?