Great Ocean Road Marathon Training Week 20: 11/5 - 17/5
Run 1: Tuesday PM 10kms normal pace - pace approx 5.23
Run 2: Thursday AM 5km fast - pace 5.08
Run 3: Race Day (gets it's own post)
Other: Light PT x 2
Feeling: Determined (thanks Carol!).
While I am still sad about the death of my dear kitty cat, I have a job to do. Woobs wasn't a quitter & neither am I. When I got her, the vet said she had a break at the base of her tail (from an Xray) & we had to be careful her whole life to keep her regular, as being constipated would be quite painful for her. She also had something going on with her right shoulder & would stand with it almost dislocated at times. I am sure both of these things contributed to her being arthritic in old age, but she never gave up. So neither will I.
I have 2 x (hopefully) lucky charms I plan on running with.
The first is for our friend who died from brain cancer earlier in the year, who was a Dr Who tragic - the Tardis. And the second is for my cat.
I went through her old collars & found this one, which perfectly matches my shoes. Blue - it looks like you are coming too as my charms are you LOL!
Training is complete. All that is left is the marathon itself. I found out we get 2 times - one at the marathon distance 42.195 & one at the end which I am still unsure if it's 44 or 45kms! Website say 44kms, but lots of people said it's actually 45, so I guess I will see on the day. I'm to run it as a marathon with a cool down at the end.
I cant decide where to have the family positioned - the actual marathon timing spot or the official finish, or somewhere between the two! I know that at the melb marathon, even had the family been able to see me, I wouldn't have seen them. I was so focused on running as fast as I could across the finishing line the only thing I saw was the clock & the archway you run under!!!!
Anyhoo. I've done all I can do now other than carb loading. Just need to make sure I pack everything & don't trip over anything in the interim. Wish me luck!!!!