october surprise?

This post is not for the faint of heart. See that picture on the left? Man up now, cause I want you to click it to reveal the larger than life version of my right foot. Do that and come back to me. I’ll wait here. That’s some cool bruising on my index toe. How [...]

mailbag, marathon updates

I thought I’d take this opportunity to answer a letter from the ‘ol PrepHo mailbag. Here’s one: “Dear Kev, Are you fucking blind?! How fucking blind are you?” Thanks for the letter, Mom. Many people have written in asking the very same thing. Needless to say, my vision is extremely poor. Without glasses or contacts [...]

state of the ankle

Rested Thursday and Friday. Lots of ice and elevation. Left ankle still hurt, but decided to do the Saturday run to see how it feels. Did 12 miles, Prospect Park and back route. Along the way the pain would lessen a little, but it would always come back. On flat ground, it wasn’t so bad, [...]

info, rest

Just got a little more info about the marathon start. They’re doing a wave start this year in order to ease congestion: 1st wave – 9:40, 2nd wave – 10:00, 3rd wave – 10:20. I am in wave 3. (Yes, they put the slow pokes at the back.) Looks like I’m at the front of [...]

into the sunset

Today is the longest run before the marathon. Route will be nearly the same as last week. I’ll go over the Brooklyn Bridge and touch the park at the Manhattan side. Then I’ll head to Prospect Park, do one and a quarter loop and head home. After this, I begin the “taper.” That just means [...]

bridge antics

Sunday 10/5 – 14 miles planned. Just got back from a wedding in Big Indian, NY. No tv, internet or cell all weekend, and it was awesome. Foliage not at peak but still very colorful. We get back in the afternoon, around 1:30 or so. I heat up some thin spaghetti and some chicken & [...]