29 June, 2009

Sub 3:10! NO WAY!

Less than a week to the Gold Coast Marathon. Let me make it quite clear that my legs do not have a sub 3:10 in them. I will be very happy if I can get a 3:20. I am trying to stay calm and relaxed leading up to the GC. I am looking forward to it because I have endeavoured to maintain a positive attitude towards it. Tigger is pacing the Half 2:10 bus.

Tigger and I did an easy 16 yesterday. On Saturday Tigger did a 30K then a fast 6 at Sherwood.

I am heading to the coast on Saturday moring with my mates Darryl and Michelle. We will be at the GC Lunch.

All the best for a great run.

22 June, 2009

GC, Less than 2 weeks

It is now less than 2 weeks to the Gold Coast marathon. As I wasn't able to do my long run last Sunday due to minding my grandchildren, I went out for 35K yesterday. Even though it is getting a bit close to the marathon I really felt that I needed those extra Ks in my legs. It took me 3 hours to do, some of it in pouring rain, so I was not pushing myself too hard. Even so, I still have not been able to get my head round the fact that when I am doing a training run I feel as if I am working hard and couldn't run faster if my life depended on it, yet in the race I can work harder and run faster and for a longer distance. After a race I always ask myself "how did I do that?".

01 June, 2009

Gold Coast is almost upon us.

The weather has been perfect for running. 36.5K along the Brisbane River yesterday was enjoyable. Not exactly in a "comfort zone" Ewen, but enjoyable. Ultra Tigger was with me for a while but had to head back early. Saving her energy for something big I think.

Next Sunday is the Queensland Half which starts and finishes at the Doomben horse track. I am looking forward to trying to blow some cobwebs out.

There is a little over 5 weeks until the Gold Coast Marathon. I am feeling much more relaxed about this year's event, my 6th, than I have in a while. I am looking forward to it actually.