Ran 62 km in total last week. On Saturday I did 29 km in 2hr35min. I have to admit that somewhere after the 2 hour mark I did ask myself for the first time ‘why the heck do you want to run a Marathon….’ But I was pleased to add 35 mins to my longest run over the last two weeks. And according to my training diary I now have 4 weeks to consolidate at 2hr40mins before I have to move up to 3 hrs.
On a different running subject, I checked out the winning time for last years Gold Coast Marathon. About 2hrs 14 mins. That means approximately 1km every 3.5mins. My mind just boggles at people running that fast for that long. Even my 3km time trail wasn’t that fast!!!