Today I officially entered the marathon and with seven weeks to go, there's not much time left! This morning I went to the pool and swam 1200m. My legs were a bit sore after last night's session and I thought this might help loosen them up. I followed this with a long walk/run with Teddy.
This evening I headed for Barrenjoey Drive for the next race in the summer series. I met Ewen for an early warm up run of 3.2km. The sun felt quite hot. The race started at 6.15pm and was a 3 loop course on a rough dirt track, partly in the shade and partly exposed. It was undulating and required leaping over tree routes and stones but it was fun and I enjoyed it as there was variety. During the warm up I felt sore and slow but during the race I felt strong and happy. To me this just proves how important it is to have a warm up before races!
After the race Ewen and I ran a cool down of 2.8km on the road.
Distance of race: 5km
Time taken: 27:29
Average pace per km: 5:23
Finishing place: 73rd (about 96 finishers to be confirmed)
Total distance with warm up and cool down: 11km