Friday, 24 September 2010
Contemplation before todays Langdale Mountain Marathon
Eating my breakfast and thinking about todays challenge!
I'm looking to it as an exciting adventure, last year my friend Rob finished second in this race, an amazing achievement.
I know I can not control who turns up to race, so all I can do is give it my best shot:]
I'm setting my Garmin for Rob's finishing time of 3.11, it will give me a rough idea of how to pace myself. 7.20 pace does not sound fast but believe me the route is very demanding with almost 5000 of climbing.
I hold Rob's achievement with the uppermost respect and do not take on this challenge lightly!
Held over two laps it will be really important to control my effort so I'm strong for the second lap.
I've trained for it, with weekend after weekend in the hills, so I feel the course is to my advantage!
The hills maybe tough, but everyone else will have to climb them too!
As Scott Brown said before his Marathon last year 'BRING IT ON!'
Enjoy your weekend :]