Saturday, July 9, 2011

26km Endurance Run

Avg Pace: 5:03min/km

Beautiful morning for a run. About 8 degrees when I left at 7am - wasn't planning on doing this distance today, rather was thinking more like 10km and then 24k tomorrow. Felt good up until 20k when i started to get a bit of knee discomfort. Not sure if it was from fatigue, lack of mobility - whatever it was it wasn't fun. Had a sustagen at 6am and that was my entire nutrition for over 3 hrs. I'm confident I can push into the 30k's with the right prep - I'm beginning to reassess my goal pace for the marathon. I'm thinking "A" goal is still sub 3:30, but I've got a more realistic "B" goal of sub 3:40. Even that will be fucking tough.