I just got back from picking up my bib for tomorrow’s Brooklyn Half Marathon. It’s sort of hard to believe it’s here already but here we go. Tomorrow I will be getting up at the ass crack of dawn (before really) to make my way to Brooklyn to make my way from the museum all the way down to Coney Island with a possible dip in the ocean at the end.
I had a nice easy three mile run this morning and everything feels good so I’m optimistic about how I’ll do tomorrow. With the warmer weather my IT band pain in my right leg has gone away and thankfully the pain I usually get in the tendon on the top of my left hasn’t been bothering me.
If you read the blog somewhat regularly you may know that the Brooklyn Half in 2009 was my first half marathon. I had no idea what I was getting myself into at the time. I didn’t have a real training plan, just that I vaguely knew I needed to increase my weekly mileage a bit at a time. Now I feel like an old pro and that I’m going back to where it all began for my long distance running.
I can’t wait to hear Marty Markowitz to tell me how great Brooklyn is over and over again for 20 minutes and then make my way through Brooklyn with 15,000 of my closest running buddies.