Saturday, September 3, 2011

37km Endurance Run

37km Endurance Run
Avg Pace: 5:14min/km

Substantially easier pace than the last long run I did which was 5:03's. Some garmin weirdness under the harbour bridge and through the city, but I don't think that made a huge difference. Fair bit of tightness in the hip flexors, calf ok. Felt pretty good even at 35k. Had two jelly beans every 5k, 15k, 25k, 32k and a gels at 10k, 20k and 29k. Drank at most points along the way.

Happy to have gotten this long run in - I'm not too worried about the pace. I think I've done enough pace work to hold on on race day. I'm pretty certain I can go under 3:35, definitely under 3:40 - still not 100% if I can go sub 3:30. I'm hoping race day adrenaline and the competitive urge will drag me under.

And the taper begins...