I am officially taking time off of racing until Boston. No need to kill it and risk injury. i hit the bike for 1.5 hrs every day last week and lifted weights so i feel strong. i want my joints and bones fresh for Boston. I will begin running again this wed and start back slow. the fitness is there and perhaps all of the cross training will pay off for the marathon. I will also incorporate two massages a week leading up the marathon for optimal muscle work.
the rest of you guys and gals, take it easy on the joints and bones.
On a side note, renown massage therapist, Terrel Hale has invited all of us to his house for a post race meal after the Pikes Peek 10k. He does some work for the Montgomery County Road Runners and will be there to run the race, as well. His wife is from France and will make Crepes for us to devour. You can ask him questions and see if the massage work he does can be an asset to your running.