Hi - Just a short update. Well, looks like I acquired a sore knee from a difficult trek/trail run. Its only been a few days and my knee feels pretty good! Good enough where in my younger running days I would have been out there running already. Nowadays, I wait. I'll take another week off and rest it, ice it, and do some stretches. I'll get back with it next week. I'll stay on flat courses for a while too. I'm just happy this was not a serious injury. It is truly amazing that I still get so much out of running.
I've been running around 70 miles a week in an effort to qualify for Boston. I've never specifically trained to run a marathon that fast, but have run marathons in the past without getting closer than 11 minutes of my qualifying time.
With times that far off, I knew going into this training cycle I'd have to train harder than in the past, hence the increase in miles. My goal marathon is just over 3 weeks away, so my high mileage is finally winding down.
And I think it's neat D.H. has raised his own bar just a bit, it's what makes us better runners.