IT’S OFFICIAL…. I punched my ticket to Los Angeles, California for the Olympic Marathon Trials on February 13, 2016. This could not have come at a better time in my early post-collegiate career.
From the start of the USA half build up, it was a rocky road with consistency… It seemed I would put a good week of training down, then the next I’d race or I just couldn’t hit my times. Needless to say, when the time came, I managed to get my ducks in a row. The goal going into the race was to run 4:57 pace for 13.1miles through the streets of downtown Houston. The tapering for this race made my legs feel heavy and sluggish, which put some doubts in my mind at first. Knowing I’ve never been to such a competitive race and the distance being a new one to me; I expected and was ready to take the blows as they came.