Saturday, November 6, 2010

NYC Marathon

Such a great event. So much energy, brings the whole city and so much of the world together.

This will be the first year since 2005 that I will not be at the finish line medical tents. I will miss the environment, it is fun.

There are a few debates about what the marathon actually does to/for the body. An orthopaedic surgeon I heard speak recently advocated that no one over 150 pounds should ever run endurance events. Some of the healthiest people I know have run most of their lives. That debate will have to continue. In the meantime, good luck to all the runners tomorrow... Layer up!

Addendum:

I took this picture towards the end of the marathon (About mile 25.5). These guys dressed up like the Blues Brothers and walked right by me at a nice leisurely pace. Begs the question of people doing these marathons for fun. If you have a >5 hour time it seems to take away from the athletic accomplishment. The experience no matter what pace you go seems to be one of the best and I am highly motivated to push my surgically repaired knee to try this marathon next year.

2 comments:

vida said...

Congrats on the marathon! What a wonderful achievement!

BoDPT said...

thanks vida, but i was simply a spectator this year