Marcus and Agata have been having unusual conversations with each other lately. Saying things like: Now if only the race was only 100Km, then it would be so easy ...
Because time is now drawing preciously short towards another significant running race, one that this time we would sincerely like to finish
A Trouble Wubble
The problem was highlighted when last Sunday our local not so hilly trivial trail run took far too long. And afterwards we were not exactly fresh.
So, since that time we have made all possible efforts to
- Do a Marathon Distance Trail Run
- Do a Marathon distance run at night in < 5 degrees C
- Start the Untapering. Today Marcus is at Untaper 5.
There has been more than one occasion when spectators have shouted out encouragement on even a marathon distance run
"You are doing so Well"
-> The implication is, that you don't look like a runner
"Have you done this before?"
-> When you finish a Marathon and people seem surprised.
Neither Marcus or Agata have a natural running physique. So we have to fall back on something else: grit and sheer determination.
The complication for our forthcoming race is that it has tough timed checkpoints. And so, going too slowly is not an option. Hence our efforts this week and next to pick up our longer distance, day in day out, running pace.
To Be Continued