I ran today at lunchtime. A steady six and a bit miles at 8mins a mile pace.
After today I have only four more runs left (Wednesday – 6-7miles, Friday 5-6miles, Sunday – 10k trail race in Livingston, and Tuesday – 4-5miles) before the race.
I’ll be using the extra time I have to make sure everything is ready for the big race. I like to have everything tried and tested. I won’t try anything new on the day. I think that is asking for trouble.
When it comes to kit and what I wear I have worked out over the last few years what is comfortable and what causes as few problems as possible.
Instead of trying to explain it I had the idea of showing a photo of what I’ll be wearing on the day!
So there you have my kit. I’m pretty confident that I can stay as comfortable as I can in this lot. I will change my top a few times in the race. It always feels refreshing to put a clean t-shirt on. I’ll also change my buff regularly as they will get sweaty!
Unless it gets really cold I will stick to the same pair of shorts for the whole race. I will also wear the same socks and shoes for the duration of the race. I’ll have a pair of road shoes with me but can’t see the advantage in changing into them. Plus after several hours any bending down is sore so why waste the energy?
Mon 7th June Run details
6.42miles in 51mins 18secs (8.00pace)