8km 34:19 (NOMAN Ibiza-Barcelona, run session 2)
*24 days until the race*
I’m sitting here sipping a well earned beer this evening. I’ve had a very productive Sunday tackling some rowing admin, catching up with my best friend in Melbourne and doing the good son thing on Father’s day!
1000-1700hrs – completed my navigation course
1200-1245hrs – spoke to my best mate in Melbourne
1800-2000hrs – cooked dinner for my Dad and brother
2030hrs – did my housework
2123hrs (sunset) – went for 8km, Summer Solstice Sunset road run
My run turned out 2:07 faster than Friday’s trail 8km but I pushed too hard trying to run 31:15 and really suffered between 6 and 7km. That said, I still really enjoyed running on the road this evening and it gave me a little time, pre-pain cave, to think about what races I might like to do later this year after my ocean row and after the Grim Reaper 70. My shortlist has three options: Self-Transcendence 24hr Track Race (19th September), Centurion Autumn 100 (October 9th) or Dublin Marathon on my birthday (October 26th). I need to make my mind up about the track race as entries close for consideration on July 15th and I may not even get a spot – it’s all based on potential and previous ultras?!
Anyway, I digress, right now in all honesty my focus is fully on the NOMAN race. I cannot believe the time has flown by so quickly! I am certainly going to get back on the rowing machine this week and I’m also making an appointment to see my favourite physio, Anna McCann, at Kingsfield Centre for Physiotherapy for a pre-race check-up and tune-up. In addition, I’m going to become reacquainted with my old friend the foam roller as I’ve been feeling pretty battered, taut and achy over the past few days.
Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Thank you to everyone for continuing to read my blog, thank you for your kind words, donations and deeds to date also – it all helps me to keep my head up and to keep on keeping on for this monumental race in aid of the amazing NOMAN Campaign.
Peace & Blessings x [click the NOMAN image below to donate]