Two Fruits

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Week 8 - Easing Back

Running:  Year to Date

Distance:  859.85 kms in 8 weeks at ave  107.5 kms ( down from 115.2 kms at week 7)

Last week:  53.45 kms

Altitude:  Garmin: 29,175 metres in 8 weeks at ave  3,647 metres ( down from 3,929 metres at week 7)
               Strava:  31,694 metres

Last week:  1,674 metres

It's taper time, which I'm not good at. You feel really good, fighting fit as best you can be, ready to go. But it's still a week or more until race day.
I'm all set to go. Bought the last of the compulsory gear, a pea-less whistle from BCF. Why does it not need a pea ? Who knows ! But now I have one with & one without.
A good last solid run today over my local hill. Felt great, no worries at all about the 17 kms with just over 1100 metres of up.
We will head up north early next week to settle in, explore part of the course & rest.
Biggest problem will be attending the race briefing on Friday night, then getting out of bed at 3:30 am to catch the bus to the start line at 4:30 am for a 6 am start. Not much sleep that night. May be nana nap on Thursday afternoon, problem solved.
Next problem, getting 101 kms done before sundown. That's an incentive to keep going.


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