Posted: 07/11/2013 at 19:42
Evening all. Just prepping myself for Valencia Mara next week. Had an 8 mile tempo run at Mara pace today, although cranked it up a bit for the last 4 miles with miles in the 6s. Felt relaxed, will go for a 12 on Sunday and a few short runs next week, then I fly out next Saturday morning. Word on the street is temperatures are still in high 20s and could still be in mid 20s on the day of the race. Today I punted for one of those bottle belts made by 365run from sports direct, only 3quid. Will try it out this weekend. Figure if its hot on the day I will probably abandon time goal aspirations, carry extra water and just concentrate on enjoying and finishing the race. I'm thinking that's a sensible play.