Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Getting Close Now...

Alright, it is just under 24 hours until our flight to the UK and about 4 days until the Loch Ness Marathon! I am by no means even close to ready for this. I haven't run in about 2 weeks. My hamstring pull is improving but not sure if it will be ready for 26 miles on Sunday. I figure after get bused to the Start I have to get to the Finish one way or another I might as well give it a go.

Hopefully by Sunday it will feel many times better than today!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blogging Interruptis

It is a good thing my only follower gets all the necessary information by living with me and does not depend on this blog for useful information because I am a blog-slacker or slack-blogger.

On the good side of things my Over 35 Masters soccer team won the Nova Scotia Provincial finals on Sunday in a hard fought victory over Athens (they beat us the previous two seasons in the final). Eastern Nationals are on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in Halifax, while I'll be in the UK so Great Luck for the guys!

On the bad side my string of injuries continue to mount with a bout of ITBS last week, coupled with a sore left hamstring from my soccer games on Saturday, and topped with a pop in my right hamstring during the Finals. So, it all adds up to a terribly inconsistent marathon training program for the Loch Ness Marathon in 13 days. Not to mention the attempt to try to let my hamstrings heal enough to muddle through 26.2 miles. But, I want the damn finisher's medal so I will give it a go; as well, I'll be in Scotland anyway might as well push my limits one more time before a nice 6 or so week break.

Physio, Ice, Rest, Physio; repeat...