Key workout of the week is done, the 'dress rehearsal'. Schedule called for 7 miles with two miles at marathon pace, just so you can get a feel for the speed. It's also great for testing out your gear and other things.
One thing about marathons is that I stack up my RaceReady shorts with all my fuelling needs. So I stuffed five ClifBar gels and my one pack of Clif Shot Blok (margarita with 'cramp buster' formula -- in other words, salt). I filled up a small fuel bottle with Gatorade. I finally figured out how to tie my shorts tight cause I spent the first few miles of last marathon trying to keep my shorts on!
Put on the old pair of shoes, the singlet I plan to wear and my hat. The plan was to run about 3 miles at MP as a result of a recommendation I got here. I ran 1K of warmup and launched right into it.
Details on Garmin Connect
Marathon pace is 4:30 kilometres.
Not bad, was able to click off fairly consistent kilometres after a too fast first kilometre. Gonna massage with The Stick later tonight. I'm sure it's partly in my head, but yes, my old shoes do feel a little flat. They are definately more comfortable than the new ones. I may wear my new ones to the office tomorrow to see if they break in a bit more with daily use. I think I'll make my shoe call on Friday after doing a few short runs Thursday and Friday.