I wrote comparatively little about running this spring. This is not because my interest in either running or writing has diminished, but because I have been sidelined from the sport. When last running season finished and I leapt onto my skis, I sadly managed to tear my Achilles – I think the running and the skiing must share the blame. This condition wiped out my skiing season and has caused a muted start to my new running season. My ankle was immobilized in a boot for three months but, thanks to a Platelet Rich Plasma injection, appears to now be well on the mend. I can even run a few miles now but not at the pace I am used to. I am nevertheless hopeful that by the fall I shall be back close to my old form.
It is always enjoyable to get back to New York City for spring through fall. The running community here is so active and enthusiastic. Participation is growing and a new problem we face is that most New York Road Runners events fill up a substantial time in advance. The July 30 Queens Half Marathon is already full and the July/August NYRR Long Training Runs are flagged as near capacity. Be sure to register early for any event you particularly want to enter.
From now on, I expect to be reporting on many New York running events so watch this space. Good luck runners and avoid those injuries!