I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back
Sunday was a good long day. I started off with 16.25km and averaged 4:02/km (3:58/km for my last 14km). And then I switched my shoes and headed for the start of the Billy Taylor 15km Road race. I averaged 3:10/km for the first 8km which was quite windy and then I averaged 3:04/km for the last 7km. I covered the last three km in 9:06 as I was able to pick it up after the big hill from 11-12km. My official time was 47:15. According to my GPS the first km was a little long (110m) and everything after that was on. Afterwards I switched back to my trainers and I got in another 7.75 km in at 4:03/km pace. 39 km on the day and it felt pretty good.
I practiced fueling throughout the run and had some trouble getting down the gels during the race, but in general it went quite smoothly. I felt I had plenty of energy through the end of my run. Except for my calves, my legs are not sore today, just a little tired. The big difference in the marathon will be going fast the whole 42.2km on the roads. I can expect to be burning more carbs and pounding the legs a lot more.
Here is an article of the race http://news.guelphmercury.com/Sports/article/473070
Here are some pics of the Billy Taylor that Ian mentioned in the comments section http://www.flickr.com/photos/iservice/3480416393/in/set-72157617399341124/
Grinding up the hill (from Mercury):