T-minus 4 weeks to the Green Bay Marathon. And in 4 weeks & 6 days, Bayshore in Traverse City. After a super-crappy long run last weekend I was apprehensive about my knee but I slowed down my pace a bit and all critical ligaments hung together for 42 miles this week.
The last five of those were today at the Ring Around the Neck in Marblehead, a fun five mile race that would have been gorgeous, had it been yesterday. Instead we had a cold rain, gnarly wind to go with some pretty decent hills. Due to the weather there were fewer people in this race than expected, far fewer than my previous five miler (the Super Sunday 5 in Cambridge). I think this sparsity worked to my advantage and I was able to find my pace quickly and set a new PR at 34:32 (chip time). I’m pretty happy with how things turned out.
Song of the week is a go-to for endorphin boost, Now We Can See by The Thermals.