I'm still recovering from the Brooklyn Marathon so I haven't been running much. In early October I turned my ankle a bit, but continued running. After the last race, my calf tightened, my Achilles tendon got angry, and the ankle generally stiffened up. I decided to rest it, and pretty much limited my running to the mile too and from the gym, where I swam and biked.
Last week I started up again, with a short run on Sunday, and three miles on the treadmill on Wednesday. Friday, none of my usual buddies were available, so I decided to go to the South Brooklyn Runners meetup. One of my pace buddies in the Marathon had said it was a good group, and I figured there'd be at lest one person who was about my speed. It was great fun. The pace was just right, around 9 minute miles. We ran down to Brooklyn Bridge Park to see the newly opened Pier 5. This is a huge addition to the park -- two new astro turf soccer fields with a view:
This will add tremendously to how the Park is used. There aren't too many places to throw a frisbee or kick a ball around in our part of Brooklyn. I assume that it will be used a lot for league play, but early n the morning and at odd times, I suspect it will provide some much needed open space.
Anyway, the run was fun. So was the company. As I train for Rome, I will run with these guys more often. They do hill repeats and speed work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I can never force myself to do that on my own. Look out Rome!!!