10 days to go
So I woke up this morning with what felt like a hangover. A monstrous headache. Of course a hangover is impossible unless the Christmas cake had more brandy in it than I thought! I felt quite lethargic also so the last thing I wanted to do was go for a run. Looking outside the weather looked worse than yesterday so agin no real motivation to run. But I got changed, had a glass of juice and off I went. I was prepared to do a casual 10km run along the beach front but as I got past the 3km mark, I started to feel a lot better. It was about at time that the weather turned up a notch and the rain came pouring down. It was warm and humid and was not cold so it didn't bother me. There was a strong breeze and looking at the weather forecast for Tauranga in ten days time, it made me think that these could be the conditions that I will be running in during the race. Not much different from Wellington so maybe all those training sessions in Wellington will pay off! I hit the turnaround point and continued back towards home. I realised why I had been feeling so much better on the first half of the run, I had been running with a tailwind. I was now running straight into a head wind and I knew it was going to be a hard slog home. But it wasn't. I was feeling quite good despite me being soaked and the wind, to the point where I decided to extend my run a little further. I got home and 12.8km was complete.
After a nice breakfast I decided to try and figure out how I could upload my training session online. I have tried a couple of times in the past and had various problems but tried it again using my new work laptop. After a bit of fiddling around it finally decided to work. I can now upload my excercise so that you can view what I have been doing. It also means that I can store the info online rather than on a hard drive meaning I have less chance of losing them as has happened in the past. Anyway, here is my run this morning for you to view. Enjoy!