Sunday's long run was 31.7K at and average pace of 5:30 per K. Tigger and I headed out from Park Road at 5:00AM and did the loop which included the Western Freeway, Seventeen Mile Rocks and back via another of Tigger's mystery tours (no hills this time, we did have to climb a fence though) through the back of Corinda, Sherwood and Graceville. After running along a cycle path for a while emerged from the mystery part of the run at Graceville Avenue where I was once again in familiar territory. We then headed through Chelmer to Indooroopilly, along Clarence Road, Swan Road and along the River to Park Road. Ultra Tigger then set off on her run home.
I am pleased to say that my legs are improving and I am starting to feel a bit like my old self. I am hoping now to gradually improve the average pace of the training runs. I am not wanting an exceptional time in Canberra, just a good time. A good time for me is in the 3:20's without fading too much in the last 7K's. It takes away from the pleasure of the marathon when you are really dragging yourself to the finish line.
A total of 83K for the week.