Saturday, November 19, 2011
Miller to Attempt OTQ in Philly
FLASH: Patrick Murphy runs 26:39 at Rothman 8k in Philadelphia this morning.
Sunday promises to be a red-letter day for the GRC women. Michelle Miller and Kate Dart are running the marathon while Drea Garvue is running the half. Michelle is planning to make a major splash in her marathon debut, and is shooting for the Olympic Trials B standard of 2:46.
"Michelle's preparation could not have gone better", said Coach Jerry, "she has hit every single workout at or below the target times, and has stayed well within herself even while running some very hard workouts. Her tune up races went great, and I have every reason to believe that she will qualify. I take nothing for granted, but I am extremely optimistic that she will get the job done, with some time to spare."
Alexander continued "Kate is also in amazing shape. Throughout this training cycle, I've had to keep reminding myself that Kate's PR is a relatively modest 2:59, because the way she's been training, she has sub-2:50 written all over her. Kate is ready for a major, major breakthrough on Sunday.
"Drea is ready to take a huge chunk off her current PR of 1:22:30. She's been with Michelle and Kate every step of the way in training, and after running some very impressive sharpening workouts in the last 2 weeks, I expect Drea to take a real shot at sub 1:20."
Charlie Ban looks to continue his solid fall season while running the half marathon and Scott Koonce will be running the full 26.2 for the GRC.
- GRC WIRE SERVICE
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