Things have improved. I've had some good solid races in the past month, placing me at the top in several of them. I ran the courses faster than the previous years' races, even if I didn't PR. I kicked butt at Brooksie Way a few weeks ago (post will eventually be up!), which was the second part of my 22-mile training run. So that got me thinking that maybe I could run this thing in 3:05. So this week I had a mini freak-out about pace. Justin from RUNdetroit helped work out a good plan for me that will allow me to start out slower, pick up the pace after I'm good and warmed up, put in a good kick at the end (fingers crossed!), and still meet my goal.
Anyway, whatever I end up running, I'm just hoping for nice weather and that my hamstring holds out. I need the wheels to stay on until I cross the finish line. Then I will rest.
If you want to track me on your phone or desktop, you can do so by following these directions from the race Web site (www.freepmarathon.com):
- Follow on your iPhone/Android app store by searching "Detroit Free Press", download the free app, and then access our 'Track Your Runner' link starting TOMORROW MORNING on race day (note: link will NOT appear on the app until Sunday AM).
- Desktop users can alternatively visit this link on race day morning to also track their runner: http://live.xacte.com/detroitmarathon
I'll post on my Vegan Road Runner Facebook page after the race. Blog post will be later. I still owe you one on Brooksie Way so don't hold your breath! haha!
Event: Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.