Telling myself it’s not as hard, hard, hard as it seems
I did my final Guelph workout yesterday before we take off on Tuesday. In my last few road workouts I’ve been trying to nail down my bottles and I’m confident that I have it down. I even practiced taking the bottles with my left hand because the tables are on the left side at Fukuoka. Attention to details. Nailing down race pace was the main purpose of the session which was fine but I was a little worried going in as my legs have been tired lately. It’s almost time for the taper to do it’s magic.
On Thursday I did a track session (5 x 1600m) with Alex Genest, Taylor Milne, Kyle Boorsma and John Mason. My marathon legs had a hard time getting on pace for the first interval but after getting that one out of the way the pace clicked. I ended up averaging 4:26, which is good for me heading into Japan.
If there is a link to watch the Chiba Ekiden and/or Fukuoka Marathon it will most likely be provided by Japan Running News and/or Trackie.ca. Sometimes you have to download Keyhole TV, Japan Running News explains how to do that HERE.
Chiba Ekiden starts at 1pm JST on November 23 (11pm on November 22nd EST)
Fukuoka Marahton starts at 12:10pm JST on December 1 (10:10pm on November 30 EST)
Time to start packing…