Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Night Before

So I'm running the Pelorus Trust half marathon in the morning. I have absolutely no idea how it's going to go. I might go out and blitz the course, or I may simply plod my way around and come in somewhere around or slightly slower than Harbour Capital. It feels strange having such little sense of where I'm at.

If the Northerly comes up overnight then all bets are off. Plus I'm running in my new shoes for only the second time, which is a fundamental nono. I just lost all motivation to run this week after my fast 45 minutes on Monday. I enjoyed lifting some heavy upper body weights on Tuesday, going hard enough in RPM afterwards to leave my upper quads sore on Wednesday, doing Balance on both Tuesday and Friday, flogging my upper body again on Thursday... and that was it. The gale Northerlies on Thursday put me off a last run. I'm feeling physically good. I THINK I'm stronger and fitter, and certainly this training programme hasn't taken it out of me the way the last one did. Again, I really don't know.

I've been pretty sensible today and hydrated well. Sarah and I picked up our race packs and I'm meeting her in Northland tomorrow morning. I'm not going to make a big deal out of this run, but it will be hard to own up if I feel I've done badly. Like I said, we'll just have to see how it goes.


Sass said...

I am sooooo well hydrated right now!

And thinking of my friends off having fun...:(. This race better go well young Pip!

Kate said...

(Belated) Good luck!!! I'm sick and pathetic and not racing. Hope it's going well out there guys!