Tackling 20 Miles With The Hope Water & Grand Rapids Marathon Teams

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This morning I got up early, which is typical for me, and headed to the YMCA in downtown Grand Rapids to meet up with the Hope Water Team to run our 12 & 20 mile training runs.

I got through about the the first 15 miles clipping along at about a 9:15 min/mile pace. When I got to about mile 15 something started rubbing on the side of my insole and continued until I had finished this partly slowed me down for the last 5 miles. It has me a little concerned about race day, however, I’m planning on sticking with the 9:30 min/mile pacers on race day so I’m hopeful that I’ll be OK, though this rubbing from my shoe is my biggest concern.

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