9 days prior.
I was doing the last clinic session with my marathon clinic, doing some speed work around False Creek. Flat, flat False Creek.
My legs had been tired all week and I really wasn't paying attention. As we went into another speed interval I clipped my toe and went chest first, sliding along the seawall.
I don't recommend body surfing on concrete. Regardless, with badly bruised ribs, I had to drop out.
I would've been more upset about missing the marathon if I hadn't already ran a good marathon in Dingle, and Squamish 50 before that.
Fortunately my clinic members totally rocked the weekend and I was able to see most of them through at the finish line in Victoria!