2 Weeks & 19.21 Miles

TWO WEEKS! Holy geez, there are only 14 days until we line up at 7:02 a.m. (or 7:15 a.m. for the 5k) for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. Wow. Did that sneak up or what?!  GCM-ambassador-750-logo

My week started out fantastically! My knee was happy-ish and my heart hasn’t really been giving me too many problems since the failed Ed Dibble Run on April 2.

Monday – 6 miles
The Great Black Swamp Brewery was tapping their first keg of Glass City Glory, the beer they brew especially for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. The beer is served in their bar and also at the post-race party on Sunday, April 24. It is a wheat beer and is crazy delicious in my opinion. A bunch of Dave’s Marathon In Training runners met to get in a few miles and then meet at the brewery to celebrate the tapping. Don’t you meet somewhere to celebrate when a keg is tapped? You’re missing out…
We ran 6 miles from the Perrysburg YMCA, around Levis Commons then back to the Y. We kept a great pace of 10:08. I had a few too many pints, but it was a fabulous evening, I needed to forget parts of life lately. 2016-04-10 20.51.35

Tuesday – 4 miles
This was our first track workout outside, we are no longer meeting at BGSU. Lucky for us it was crazy cold out on Tuesday and were all bundled up in winter running gear. (dramatic eye roll). Our workout for the night was 2-3 2000s with a 4 minute rest in between. My pace was spot on, actually it was faster than we were supposed to be running, but it felt good!

Wednesday – 0 miles

Thursday – 0 miles

Friday – 0 miles

Saturday – 0 miles
It snowed 5″+ on Friday night/Saturday morning and it was a hot mess outside. The group was going to run at 7 a.m. and it was decided to postpone due to the trails probably not being cleared off yet. I was happy with that decision, who doesn’t love going back to bed after getting up before 5 a.m.?

Sunday – 9.21 miles
I LOATHE ending my mileage on some funky ass number like .21, but my knee wasn’t having another step at the end of my run this morning. 18 were on the schedule, and as per my last few long runs, my knee took a shit and I couldn’t finish. I was doing pretty well up until mile 7+. I took a quick walk to get my tibia to quit rubbing and I had a sharp bone pain so intense that I let out an OWWWWWW and maybe a fun swear word after it hehe. After that, the dull pain didn’t go away. I wanted 14 at a minimum, but had to settle with 9.

Am I worried about running the full with my knee giving me such intense issues? Nah, not really. Mostly because race day adrenaline will help, running with a friend or two and having their support will help, a lot of ibuprofen will help, and my intense need to finish this marathon like a bad ass will help. I have new speed that came out of no where, I need to show myself what I’m capable of.

Of course I wish that my knee was treating me better right now, but I think that after I get back to running at the end of June (and hopefully before then), I’ll be stronger than ever before. If nothing else, I won’t have the current knee issues!

14 days people!
Do you have questions about race weekend? Check out my FAQ’s Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
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