Saturday, July 04, 2009

GC Marathon Eve

It's marathon eve, tomorrow I line up for number 17 and my 6th Gold Coast. It's been more than a year since I've been able to get through the last few weeks without an injury. A few weeks ago, I had bone scans to confirm shin splits but those are long gone and I enjoyed a comfortable last long run before taper. My speed work had dropped off, although I did get a couple of late session with Monday being my best and felt I might have just got my form back to where it was.

Along the way I manage a couple of PBs:

May 5th ran a 3k time trail in 10:46 and finished the Warwick Pentath May 24th a few seconds for another PB overall, mainly due to a good half coming home in just under 4min/k for the last k and a bit.

The house is really quiet with Katy in Italy hanging out with the Black Knight and various others. It is good for my marathon preparation, doing nothing, sleeping lots, eating bland pasta and bread. Zuni is loving hanging out with me in my not so manic state:

After tomorrow, the goals will be:

1. work on the house to see if we get it maintained to a state that we might let people look inside without fear of seeing dust, etc
2. make chilli crab
3. finish preparations for Clare's trip of a lifetime (no pressure) to the US in September. (it is actually more my trip of a lifetime with her)
4. take it easy preparing for "Spirit of Survival", "Mountain Marathon" Oct 4th, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma.

As for tomorrow, I'd be happy with a time under 3:20. Robbie picked 3:14 which would be a PB and sounded pretty good. Sub 3:10 NY qualifier, only if it's one out of the box, dare to dream ......

Happy 4th July, Y'all!


Blogger the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

go get 'em - bring on the hurt!!

1:43 pm  
Blogger 21stCenturyMom said...

The normal life of a bachelor is to drink beer, fart unapologetically and live on PB and J. You are one of a kind!

Have a great race!

3:51 pm  
Blogger Scott Brown said...

All the best Toasty!!

I'm looking forward to hearing of the result.

6:00 pm  
Blogger Scott Brown said...

Just saw your 3:10:28 0n the GCM website. Fantastic effort Toasty. You have a whiff of sub 3 and I bet that you will find it hard to not think about your next few races with that in mind.

Time is on your side, and you will only get stronger. Again great effort!!

8:00 pm  
Blogger speedygeoff said...

Great run, well done.

10:21 pm  
Blogger E-Speed said...

3:10:28!!! Nicely done!!!

12:56 am  
Blogger Black Knight said...

3.10.28???? What a wonderful time. Congratulations. Enjoy these moments of glory.

5:37 am  
Blogger Ewen said...

Robert Song said at the drinks you ran 3:10. I didn't believe him. Glad I didn't bet on Rob Richards to beat you.

Gory details? Oh yes, nice 3k!

3:25 pm  
Blogger IHateToast said...

I can't believe how un-stuffed you appear. I'd be in tears doing 5 hours. You're a machine.

1:42 pm  
Blogger running_marcus said...

Du bist ein Tier !

6:45 am  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Well done on the marathon! Sub 3-hour must be next :)

7:24 am  
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