Thursday, July 22, 2010
BEAST OF BURDEN
Tomorrow night I'm headed to Australia. The kids and wife are already there I just had to finish up my commitments with work here first. It's not easy by yourself rushing to finish things off. Still got to be grateful that I can get the time off at all.
Anyone who thinks that this is the chance to come over here and break into my house has another thing coming. The in-laws are looking after the place so if you don't mind spending sometime with them come on over ;) Who am I kidding not even the poor and desperate are reading my blog these days. Going to have to start doing something interesting. Or buying some stuff worth stealing!
As for the running, just two weeks until the marathon and I'm starting my taper. I'll have done around 150K by tomorrow afternoon to round off the week and then start to drop the Ks to around 100 for the remaining 2 weeks. If I'm still not feeling recovered by mid next week I'll drop the Ks some more.
The last two weeks will be used to get my body used to marathon pace and faster. I tried a couple of speed sessions last week but they didn't workout so well. I pulled my hamstring on the right leg and aggravated my Achilles on the left, and I wasn't able to run my target times for the session. I think I'm too tired from the accumulated training the last 12 weeks but I should come good and be chopping at the bit come race day.
The main goal from now is get to the starting line with no niggles with or without the speed. I always race better than I train. I can pick my pace up in races as long as I go in without injury. I expect my high mileage training to get me through to a new PB. So how low can I go this time? I'll talk about this more in a post from Australia.
Take care all.