Michael Kidder of Brentwood, TN customized one of our marathon plans for the Carmel Marathon on April 12th. We’ll let him take it from there:
After using the 18 week program you designed, I pulled up at the Carmel marathon on mile 18 (on BQ pace with the pace group at the time) with a huge blister and was forced to walk off the course for the first time in a race ever.
Undeterred, I signed up for the Flying Pig the next day and finished it this weekend – 3:09:05 for both a PR and my first BQ time!
Afterwards, Jack said, “I told him it is always good to drop out of a marathon when faced with injury or illness; there will be another time to do what you are capable of, and he proved that.” A great lesson, a great comeback story. Congrats, Michael! See you in Boston next year.