Never try something new on race day.
That's one of the biggest pieces of advice that athletes are given. And it's a good one. So, I'll likely be ignoring it spectacularly on Saturday. Never mind this race could take 8 hours if I have a bad time of the hills so if something is not right, it's going to be a long day of not right to get through.
I'm undecided on the shoes at the moment and I have a bit too much choice on that front, but I have ruled out a bunch immediately and there's a short-list of 4 left. I won't get to change them during the race so it is quite a key choice. The socks I can carry a spare pair with me, but the plan is either thick merino Smartwool ones or the brand new Drymax ones I just bought which claim to keep wetness to a minimum compared with many others.
Everything else is tried and tested and should be fine - especially hydration which I think I have nailed now.
No parkrun for me on Saturday as my race starts at 08:15, but I'll be thinking of all those thousands of parkrunners at 9am and maybe one of them will be thinking of me.
How many miles is the race?ReplyDelete
33.6 miles, with 6000 feet of ascent.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of ascent. How much on the coastal path?Delete
No idea. Will just turn up and runDelete
Probably two parkrunners - this one will be thinking of you. Best of luck :-)ReplyDelete
I think about half the route is on the coastal path, and the rest inland. and some of its a right bugger. some nasty steep steps. very steep unrunnable hills in places. Best of luckReplyDelete
I'm not sure I'll be able to think of anything else xReplyDelete