Sunday, July 16, 2006
Sweating It Out
It was a week of high mileage, clocking a total of 62km to complete my 2 months training in preparation for the coming Penang Bridge Marathon on July 30, 2006. It was tough staying on the road for almost more the 3.5hrs (~33km) on Saturday and I hope this will help me break the mental barrier during the 42km race later. Even with all the intake of PowerGel and energy drink, at the last stage of the LSD my hamstring started to feel a slight cramp and legs are not strong anymore. Anyway I will deal with it on race day if I feel the same again. Other than that I feel good and my body is still holding well.
week 15/7/2006 (sat): Total mileage=62km, 8+5+8+8+33
week 8/7/2006 (sat): Total mileage=20km, 6+6+8+0
Next two weeks are tapering week, and there will be no more LSD till race day. Will just keep the momentum by running on weekdays. Hopefully that shud be good enuf for me.
The other thing I need to made a decision for race day is which pair of shoes shall I go for. One is very stable, well cushion with motion-control. This pair holds very well especially on a longer distance, but the downside is its on the bulky side, heavy and not very responsive. The other pair is a well cushion one but not as stable, and I felt that it does not hold very well over a longer distance. The advantage is its a lot lighter and give me that kicking feeling when I pushing hard to overtake. Anyway I wont lose sleep over it, and hopefully my instinct will tell when I am packing for my trip to Penang.