With only 5 weeks remaining, there won't be too many more long runs!
Out this cold morning at 7:00 a.m., just the sort of day to do 42km; the usual Macquarie Pass road, taking the usual supply of food : sports drink, de-fizzed 'V', raisin bread & Nutella sandwich (only 1 today since I wasn't going as far as last week), dozens of snakes & one of the new (new in this far flung outpost!) ' Pria, Power Bars'; I suppose everyone has seen & tasted them; they're quite small & come in 2 flavours 'Chocolate Cookie Flavour' & 'French Vanilla Crisp'; really tasty & a vast improvement of those horrible big things that tasted like cardboard & used give me awful stomach cramps! At 21km ate sandwich & from then on, bit by bit, km by km, hill after hill...I got through the rest of the supplies. I'm starting to like taking lots of food & these simple goodies never tasted so good!
Have to mention how much difference, psychologically, it makes to have gone as far as 50km; the thought of 42km wasn't at all daunting : before leaving I said to Mr LL, "Only 42km today!" A bit nonchalant, I know, because it is a long way, especially the way I do it..(today, lengthened the walk breaks.....jog 1km/walk 2mins. ....time 5hrs 46mins. Next week will shorten the run & also the walk breaks & then hope to get 1 more long one in before the taper!!
This week I will omit the shorter runs, replacing them with deep water running (legs very tired tonight); keep the mid-week medium long run, take 3 rest days (I think!) & then go "long" on Sunday.
86km for this week.
And now it's good night from me & good night from a tired Chickybabe!