Saturday, November 04, 2006

40 kilometers of beautiful hell

Well the final long run was a success and almost exactly 40km and no cramping. I ran up through Ashton Court then down to the towpath and along to Pill and then over to Portishead along the cycle path. Are there ever a lot of cars stored over there! Then I pretty much turned around and ran back.

My GPS gizmo helped me to keep the pace pretty even all the way. Total time, 3 hours and 8 minutes. Again, as with my run of a month or so ago this is the fastest I've ever covered 40km, far quicker than in any of my marathons.

All in all, things are in good shape to hit 3:10 at the Luton Marathon. Now it's just a case of tapering back. I have 28 days to get ready, which should be plenty of time.