November 2009

The First Day

Posted by on November 30, 2009 in Training

I swam this morning for the first time since August.  After injuring my knee, I wound up doing nothing in terms of triathlon/endurance training and instead focused wholly on eating, drinking, and being merry.  With the knee feeling so much better – in my estimate, it’s 60% of normal – and with so many other […]

Knee Surgery

Posted by on November 18, 2009 in Training

Well, I had the knee surgery today and all went well.  Things couldn’t have been smoother.  It is considered to be such a routine surgical procedure, or at least according to me, so I really had no nerves or concerns at all going into it.  The same couldn’t be said for some of the other […]

The Wind Down

Posted by on November 9, 2009 in Training

For years, I’ve played two-hand-touch, co-ed football with a team named Sacks In The City.  We boast some impressive records, most of which are historical, but all within the framework of a very limited scope.  I think I remember once bragging, “We are the greatest co-ed football team in a two-hand-touch format on the island […]

The NYC Marathon

Posted by on November 1, 2009 in Training

It’s a big race, this NYC Marathon.  Big is a relative word, but in terms of the 42,000 runners, the scores of police and race officials and volunteers, the spectators, the media folks covering it, and the geography that includes 5 boroughs, it fits in every sense.  In the much smaller races in which I […]