Out: Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, NSW Australia
Back: Merewether Baths, Newcastle, NSW Australia
Trail: Bathers Way
Equipment: Vibram Five Fingers Bikila
Thoughts: a few days to go / big weekends / which shoes for six foot
I haven’t run since Saturday, and though this isn’t a bad thing during a period of tapering, after a heavy night on the reds over the weekend it was more a test of my constitution. With an average speed of 12.4km/h though, i feel like i passed that one comfortably.
A couple of exciting events loom on the horizon, the first of which is the Six Foot Track Marathon, where i’ve been allocated to Wave 2 with number 347. This wave has an estimated completion time of 5:16, so the target is now set to break 5 hours flat.
The second event which i hadn’t planned for is the Melbourne Ironman, being held in Frankston on Sunday, March 25th. This is 2 weeks after Six Foot, and i had no intention of entering, until the runner in my brother in laws relay team pulled up with shin splints and a replacement was urgently needed. This being too good an opportunity to refuse how could i say no?
So if you happen to be around the St Kilda Sea Baths between 5 – 6pm (really rough estimate only!) keep your eyes out for me. It’ll be two marathons in two weeks, of which i’m looking to do both in minimalist runners, so who knows what state i’ll be in…