Posted by: Sean | July 5, 2013

2 days out

2 days out from the longest run I have done…Well only by 500 metres or so, but still…

It seems that the lurgy may be behind me – touching my head as I say touch wood, the things you pick up as a youngster that stay with you.

I have put in the prep for the event, which I haven’t been able to always say, so it’s now rest, hydration and enjoy the morning on Sunday.

asics-half-marathon-course

Doesn’t look so far when zoomed out

Sue was kind enough to grab my favourite beer, and they are in the fridge chilling for when I return, and sit down to watch the wallabies v Lions game that I hope I stay strong enough to miss on Saturday, but I doubt it… Oh, and she also made lasagna, which is another favourite and seldom had treat (lasagna not Sue cooking Sandy!).  So I have definitely been supported on the home front!

bud

Love this stuff!

I think my biggest risk on Sunday will be getting a little excited at the start, and going out to hard, so I may heed some advice to position myself back in the pack (of my time group) to hold me back for the first k or so.

The most important part of the run prep is now complete, with the mixed tape playlist finalised, which I have listed below for both of my readers.

All things going well, I should listening to the start of The Mess Hall’s – Keep Walking at the halfway point, and as the Queens of the Stone Age – Go with the Flow finishes at 1 hour 55, I should be nearing the finish.  Well that’s the plan.  I have some buffer at the end of the list, in case one of my dunlop volleys has a blow out.

It was tough to pick the songs, but in the main they were songs that make me feel good, old and new, new that sounds old, and most have an up tempo.  Australian bands are represented, as well as a couple of Brisbane tunes. The first song on the list has become a tradition for me, and is always the first tune I hear when I head off on a timed run event.

So the song of the day needs to come from the listing above I guess, and whilst I hope I don’t hear it during the run on Sunday, it is certainly a favourite at the moment!  MS MR – Hurricane


Responses

  1. Good luck Sean, look forward to hearing of your record smashing time – I’m sure we will hear about the ‘lasagne’ for the next few weeks at work.

    • Thanks Sandy! The lasagne was very good! Signature dish I think.

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