Given what you'e done and doing, a sprint doesnt seem overly ambitious, and you could do the race tomorrow and get around. If you want to 'smash it', make/find time and train hard(er), otherwise relax, enjoy the experience, and learn from it.
You here for work or play? I'm living back in Sydney these day, and happy to share my ignorance Done a couple of running races since I've been back, but not really up on the whole running scene.
- City to Surf. IIRC it's officially the worlds biggest fun run and usually sells out pretty quick, lots of walkers/punters, so unless you book early and get into the seeded starts you're in for a stop/start first few miles. It is in Sydney at least.
- Gold Coast Airport marathon d. 7 july. Did the 10k and half years ago, fairly flat/boring run along the highway, an hour's flight from Sydney to GC airport. *might* be doing this if we happen to be up that way seeing Mrs Kanga's family. Pretty big crowd I suspect these days.
- Lawler Partners Hunter Valley Winery Marathon d. 21 july. Like the sound of this, 2+ hours drive north of Sydney and close to my folks, so more likely to happen. Also suspect I went to school with the race organiser a few eons ago. Will be a smaller 'local/country' race.
- Westlink M7 Cities Marathon d. 28 july. Hadn't come across this one before, might have a crack at this if I don't do the Hunter Valley one. It's way out western Sydney though, bring a checked flannelette shirt, roll up the sleeves, shove a packet of Winnies Blues up your sleeve, and remove a few teeth to fit in with the local bogans. (there may have been some stereotyping involved there) It's point to point, on/along main roads, with a shuttle from the finish to start, but could be a logistical nightmare depending on where you're staying? We're lower north shore so it's probably a 1.5 hour drive from ours.
Morning All - just wondering if any pirates or anyone else is heading to Oz at the end of March next year for IM Melbourne? Also keen to know if anyone is up to provide a bit of mentoring it would be gratefully recieved.
Hey ER! I'm doing Busso this December and Port Macquarie again in May '14, so won't be doing Melbourne next year. That said I'll probably try to swing a work trip to Melbourne (living back in Sydney) to hang out with some proper athletes. Assume you've got a place in IMM, or still thinking about it?