Marylee Martucci and her coach Alicia Shay have gotten off to a great start! In just shy of three months Marylee has set three PRs. She snagged a PR at a half in December, the Dubai Marathon three weeks ago and then another Half PR at the RAK last weekend in UAE. Not ideal to race another half marathon just three weeks after her marathon, of course, but there’s only a small window of opportunity for racing around Dubai. If you’re feeling good you’ve got to maximize your opportunities.
Alicia: The thing that I like the most about working with her is that she absolutely love, loves, loves running and is willing to do things that most athletes (even professional runners) won’t take the time to do. She is definitely one dedicated chica.
Marylee: When I hit 32kish and Alicia had said, time to empty the tank and my feet hurt I just kept telling myself it was because I was going to kick the sh*t out of that goal. Just barely beat it. Wrote my actual time after, which was 7 minutes faster than Chicago in October.