"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Friday, March 20, 2009

Couple of easy days

Thursday - Recovery run 8.5km in 47 minutes, average HR 134 (not sure if this is entirely correct as HRM was playing up at start of the run and giving a very high reading). Covered my two blisters in Body Glide before heading out. Couldn't feel the one on my right toe at all, but could still feel the one on my left foot. Not painful but could feel it there and anticipate that it may be a problem if I was running faster.

Friday (today) - drove over to Pete's place in East Vic Park for a 6.30am start. We headed from his house down to Burswood and then around the Bridges. Pete thinks it is around 16km. We ran a nice conversational pace which worked out to somewhere around 4.55 -5min/km pace. Really enjoyable run although we did have a bit of wind in our face running towards the Narrows. Put some vaseline on my big blister and covered it with some fabric elastoplast. Big improvement, still could feel it slightly but don't think it impacted on my running at all and with another couple of days until Darlington, I don't think it will be a problem on Sunday.

The BAA and AT&T have set up a system where you can register to receive email updates of how individual runners are going during the race. Alerts will be broadcast from the 10-kilometer, 1/2 marathon and 30-kilometer marks and the finish as the runner passes those locations.

How to register is outlined on this web page:

Also the B.A.A. will broadcast every 5Km split to its web site and family and friends can track your progress by logging in and entering your name or bib number. The Boston Marathon web site will change on race day and the process on how to enter the search will be clear.

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