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Discussion: Ready?

in: Guisborough1; Guisborough1 > 2019-03-20

Mar 20, 2019 4:32 PM # 
JLaughlin:
It looks hilly.
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Mar 21, 2019 2:45 AM # 
Guisborough1:
Hahahaha. I was just pondering this. And I went to log in and you've put this ditty on. I'm pretty excited. I totally scaled back the milage and took on a 10k approach. In the past I've stuck to 1/2 marathon milage thinking I'd be running for 1:20. But I've come to realise all the winners on Red are around the hour mark. So I thought.....speed and high leg turnover. Now I see 600m and 400m of climb and my heart sank. But generally I like hills so bring it!!
The next problem is map work. January/February was pretty good but the last race at Dana Peak I made some pretty poor errors. I was hoping to run one of your weekend courses this week but I've been too busy to even ask.
The answer is, I feel great. But as we know one crappy mistake and it's months of training wasted. I'm excited.
Mar 21, 2019 11:18 AM # 
JLaughlin:
Run a little cautious at the beginning. Get into the flow of the map while minimizing mistakes and you'll do much better than trying to go fast and making a large mistake.
Mar 21, 2019 1:07 PM # 
Guisborough1:
Agreed. That's going to be the plan...at least until the lad 2mins behind catches me. Then it's panic stations. Thanks.

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