Distance: 13.05 km
Time: 76' 20"
Rate: 5' 51" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp 25 degrees, humidity 40%, wind calm
Week: 13.05 km, Feb: 293.45 km, Year: 749.5 km
Nothing too exciting today, a run around the tracks near work. As usual, I keep Monday's run very slow and easy. No need to panic about km rates, or other factors. Stopped at Pine Is to stand in flood waters for 15 minutes. No chance to get swept away, only waist deep, in a calm area.
Most weekends have a long training aspect to them. Last weekend was no exception, just I didn't run very far.
Part of the reason I assisted at the 12 hour at Stromlo was to again get thru a night without sleep. At Coburg I don't intend to stop for any significant break, so lack of sleep is just another factor to be put in the mix.
I have just read Jog's first write up about her Wild Endurance 100 km coming up in early May. There is so much to get right on the day & night. The old PPPPPP is so right, lack of sleep is just another factor along with F & F. ( That's food & feet ).
The ultra magazines actually list lack of training as a low factor in any DNF in a significant distance ultra. After the first 6 hours, it's as much mental as physical.
Having said that, there is no substitute for heaps of kms, as Jackie F & Simon F at Stromlo will tell.