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September 11, 2010

Screen shots from my virtual course tour using Google maps street view:

I didn’t finish the whole tour, it was too tedious.  I’m going to drive/bike the course on Monday to get familiar.

This morning Gillis and I did our last 30km run before the marathon.  We did some pace work and averaged a little faster than marathon pace.  It was really easy to hit 3:04/km today with the cooler temps and a reduced work load. 

This past Tuesday we did mile repeats on our road loop.  They went really well and I actually feel that I’m in decent 10km shape right now.  Before my first two marathons I never felt I was in good 10km shape and I think this will really help me in Toronto in two weeks time.

Rob, Gillis and I finishing up one of our mile repetitions:

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8 Comments
  1. Scott Holland permalink
    September 12, 2010 1:07 pm

    Hi Reid,

    Just wanted to wish you well on the upcoming marathon and hope everything goes well on the day!!

    Cheers

    Scott

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      September 15, 2010 6:05 pm

      Thanks!

  2. Skuj permalink
    September 13, 2010 12:00 am

    Dude….Arcade Fire, right? I adore The Suburbs. Just sayin.

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      September 15, 2010 6:06 pm

      got it.

  3. September 13, 2010 9:01 am

    I’m stoked for you.
    Do your thing..

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      September 15, 2010 6:06 pm

      Thanks MPD. Hope England is treating you well.

  4. Martin permalink
    September 15, 2010 12:13 pm

    Would you mind providing specifics of that mile work-out.

  5. reidcoolsaet permalink*
    September 15, 2010 6:09 pm

    We did the miles on a road loop that has a net elevation drop and also has a small hill. We did 5 of them with 5 minutes rest and I averaged 4:23. The first one was a couple of seconds slower because a driver decided to not budge and head right for us. We averaged a few seconds faster than 5 weeks ago and I’m doing these 9 seconds faster than a year ago.

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