Bayshore Marathon Training - 4 Weeks Out

The title of this post may be a bit deceiving, because I wouldn't actually call my previous week of running "training", but I did run 62 miles, all easy paced.  The tendinitis in my knee is feeling better every day, and I am continuing with physical therapy for at least another week.  Below is a picture of the dry needling combined with electrical stimulation that seems to be helping a lot.  

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My week of running was as follows:

  • Monday - 8 miles at 8:04 average pace per mile
  • Tuesday - 10 miles at 8:20 average pace
  • Wednesday - 8 miles at 8:09 average pace
  • Thursday OFF
  • Friday - 9.25 miles at 8:11 average pace
  • Saturday - 18.5 miles at 8:04 average pace
  • Sunday - 8.25 miles at 8:29 average pace
  • Strength training - 30 to 50 minutes x 2
  • Dailey Method - 50 minutes x 2
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As I mentioned in my previous post, my plan as of right now is to run the Bayshore Marathon with a friend or two at a slower than PR pace.  As long as my knee continues to feel good, of course!  I am still contemplating a PR attempt in late June, but I'm not forcing myself to make a decision just yet.  There is a good chance I will pass on this idea, enjoy running lower and easy mileage in June, and start training with a coach in July for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.  Although I love the Detroit course, I'm not sure this is the best place for my sub 3:00 attempt, and it may be better to shoot for a course PR.  After Detroit, my plan is to run the Boston Marathon in spring 2019, where I would also shoot for a course PR, so the possibility exists that I may shelve the elusive sub 3:00 attempt until fall of 2019.  And for right now, that feels ok.  

A few other notables from last week - Run Strong Project was featured in the Detroit Jewish News.  It was a really nice write up that chronicled not only our business, but Amy's and my respective experiences with anorexia and how we each began our running journeys.  You can read the article here.

Last week I also got to meet my fellow Detroit Marathon Ambassadors!  They are a phenomenal group and I am super excited to work with them to promote this great race.  

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Speaking of the Detroit Free Press Marathon, registration prices increase tonight at midnight!  To beat the price increase, sign up today using the code Sararocks2018 and save 10% on any race distance.  

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