I responded backroads and trails. She then recommended running down Vassar Rd, mentioning it was beautiful. She said a KEY word that sparked interest, BARNS.
If you follow me on Instagram you will see I love to post the BARNS I see on my runs.
I made a training schedule for Joan a couple months ago. She is a full time student in Ann Arbor, planning a wedding for June and training for her first marathon. I am so proud of her. She has managed to follow the training plan with such discipline.
Even knowing it was going to be raining on us for all 19 miles, Joan arrived at Krogers eager to run!
Our Route: Out and Back.
Saginaw to Perry St. Perry Rd to Vassar Rd. Vassar Rd to Groveland Rd and back.
Elevation Max: 951
** We had more elevation than I was expecting. Surprisingly, we tackled all our hills for vigor. I really tried to keep our pace down the first 9 miles. Looking at our splits we averaged a 9:20 min/mi. The second half I knew Joan had a lot more gas in the tank. She looked great, she was full of energy and conversation, I thought we could do a negative split.
The last 5 miles were all rolling hills. We were drenched. We were also having to keep bridling back from 8:30 min.miles.
Seeing these digits I knew we had no problem with a negative split.
Todays run was great, rain and all. I can hardly wait to run Martian with her. I am also looking forward to see Fritz rock out the Marathon as well. He has been training hard and has a tight goal as well.
LESS THAN 4 WEEKS AWAY!!!
Really sad for Michelle B. She could use some prayers. She usually runs this race but is struggling with Plantar Fascia.