24C would be a disaster...... anything over 18C would cause problems...... the last weather forecast mentioned 9C in the morning rising to around 15 - guess its been revised now that this odd el Nino stuff is on the way?
I think a team photo in the pub afterwards might be appropriate
Track session last night 6 x 1100m at 37min 10k pace ... rest day today - crazy foot mobility session unblocking ankle and loosening up planta with physio seems to have worked..... massage tomorrow to work on hammies and calves and a 6 miler in there somewhere too.... going to do some swimming and cycling too.
All looking good.
If your garmin goes down you still have the k markers and the ability to do some sums - may help keep the mind off the pain ....... worth writing your key splits on the inside of your wrist or something just incase.......
Yep Wenty - slight incline in first few k and last couple of k but otherwise pretty much "pancake" flat ... appropriate comment for today..... (Good carbo-protein loading potential ..... get those pancakes down you!)
Nutella and Banana ....Yes ..... Am doing a 10 miler this Sunday.... the hard work is in the bag ... just good highish tempo short stuff
A Hilly 15 mile trail run today - Last Long run in the bag - did this same trail run 8 weeks ago, and boy did it feel much easier this time round, which is a very good sign! Feeling pretty positive about the whole thing now......
The sub 3 hour target is an interesting one - is it possible to be happy with a 3:00-3:05 or worse? In the process of persuading myself that the alternative possible results are still good .... with a 3:16 PB - I guess a 10 min PB is something to be happy about...... however going through the process again to get under 3 is perhaps something that isn't so appealing
How does one overcome this barrier to just do the best you can on the day