More Injured than I Thought

In my last post I talked about how good it felt to get back to running — and it did. Unfortunately, after running about 100 miles in August I realized that I was still injured. After about 5 miles I experienced excruciating pain in my right hip and lower back.

I’ve concluded that I’m not going to run in the Chicago Marathon. It was hard as hell and in some ways it’s like I’m admitting defeat, but it’s something that I need to do. Also, I finally saw a doctor and the ailment is…the IT band!

I’ll spend the next couple of months doing some physical rehab and a couple of short races to hit nine races for the NYRR and qualify for the 2011 NYC Marathon. Next year I’ll do Chicago and NYC. Yeah, it’s gonna be brutal, but it’s gonna be awesome.

Here’s to looking for a better 2011.

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2011 NYC Marathon3:57:45
2011 Hartford Marathon3:58:17
2011 Chicago Marathon4:20:16
2011 Grandma's Marathon4:07:43
2010 Big Sur International Marathon4:22:49
2009 NYC Marathon4:37:05
2009 Twin Cities Marathon4:43:28
2009 Pittsburgh Marathon4:14:38
2008 Erie Marathon5:11:40

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