For my final easy run before Saturday’s Fling I decided to stick with my tradition and run a few laps around Brodie Park. I was up and out by 6.30am. I wore my Hoka’s as I’ll be wearing them on Saturday.
I spent the run finalising my challenge that Katrina set me. I now have five things that I appreciate about Katrina that I’m going to tell her after each checkpoint. Obviously I have far more than 5 but I’ll have to leave the rest until she does a longer race?????!!!!!
This will be my 6th time of running the Highland Fling and 18th ultra all together but it will be the first time I’ve planned to run with someone the whole way at their pace. I feel quite relaxed about it as I’ll be using it as part of my build up for the Lakeland 100 race.
I think I’ll be spending more time thinking about Katrina and how she is getting on. Katrina is ready to go and looking forward to 6am and the start. She knows it will hurt at some point but I keep telling her that it will hopefully only be the last 2-3 hours.
Up until then it should be nice and easy. I really hope that Katrina reaches Beinglas feeling good and strong enough to be able to still run the final 12miles to Tyndrum. The weather forecast is certainly favourable.
As you may know I like the odd spreadsheet or two and I’m realising more and more that I’m not alone. Robert O sent me a speadsheet this week. I have his permision to publish it so here is what he said about it …..
The split ratios are simply a ratio of (time for section/total time), so for Andew they are 0.19 for Drymem, 0.27 for Drymen to Rowardennan, 0.3 for Rowardennan to Benglas Farm, 0.24 for Benglas Farm to Tyndrum. The average ratios were 0.17, 0.26, 0.31, 0.26.