My alter self completed the ING New York City Marathon today. I, however, did not. I did get "in", but opted to cancel and go next year instead. Good thing - I can't imagine doing a full marathon right now. Thankfully, training has been going well. I had to miss yesterday's 14 miles because of seasonal sickness, but had a pretty good 12 miler a couple of weeks ago.
Also happy to say that my new KSWISS running shoes feel pretty good. After all of the advertising they did this past year (not least of which was sponsoring the LA Marathon and opening up a glossy store on Main Street in Santa Monica), I decided to give them a try. I have the Konejo model which is good for correcting pronation - similar to the ASICS Gel Kayanos (which I previously wore). Interesting note, the good folks at Phidippides (who are now the good folks at Fleet Feet Encino), told me that I should always go half a size larger in a running shoe. Maybe that was my problem before?
So I'll be signing up for NYC Marathon sometime this week for next year. Since I got "in" this year and cancelled, I have guaranteed entry - just have to pay again. Small price to pay I think!