AM - 3 miles. Andrea and I walked over to the Cottonwood complex, ran on the grass, then walked back home.
PM - 6 miles, horsepark + xc park.
Great conversation w/ my parents just a few minutes ago. They're getting all fired up for the family turkey trot in a couple weeks. My Dad said he did a 2 x (800, 1600) + 400-800-1200-1600 workout on the track yesterday. That's 5.5 miles of intervals - where did that come from?!?! And then the two of them were running hill repeats at South Mountain Park today. My family just cracks me up. Gotta love it.
I like this. I think cancelling the NYC Marathon was the right call (regardless of the bad timing, etc), but I'm disturbed and saddened by the fact that some people in NY were organizing disruption / violence against the race, and that was part of the reason it couldn't be run (safely). You would think those idiots could find something better to do (like, volunteer w/ the recovery efforts?) rather than go out and try to hurt people running the race (just threatening to is bad enough). This is why I hesitate to tell people I'm from New York (even though I grew up closer to Canada than NYC), and I just say I'm from Colorado :-)
Mike Cassidy offers his perspective. Worth a read.