Friday, September 24, 2010

I've done it! All those really long training runs before Melbourne are finally over and finished. That's all the hard work done - it's time to taper.

This morning was a relatively short (I can't believe I'm using that adjective) 30k run. I must admit I found the going a bit tough from 25k on but when I looked at my Garmin data later I realised that some of the k's had been pretty slick. In fact one of them was only 4:44. What the? Note to self - don't run with speedy Deb for too long. She is way faster than you'll ever be and will only put you in a world of pain.

So I finished my run in 2:41:44 which made it my fastest paced long run since I've been marathon training. I think I'm ready. Or as ready as I'll ever be.

Our squad has a big contingent going down to Melbourne. There are 30 runners tackling everything from the 10k to the half and the full. The event has now sold out so I think the race-day buzz will be huge. My Mum and Dad and half-brother are coming down to cheer me on, as is Iven. I'll have my own little cheer-squad!

It's hard to believe that just a week ago I was in Sydney anticipating the half. I've been a bit slack with putting up pics from the weekend. I didn't get any race ones but I did get some great ones at the zoo. So I'll leave you with my favourite.

Actually, that wasn't the one I meant. It was this one ...


  1. Hello TAPER!! :)
    That's so exiting that today was your last long run...and that you did it fastest yet. YOu're going to be SO ready for your race, so excited for you!!

    I love love love that pic of you and your son!! :)

  2. Wow - great running. You are definitely ready to rock that marathon!

  3. That's a super 30km run! You are definitely ready! Enjoy the taper, you've done the hard work. Lovely pics!

  4. Love the pictures! The one of you and your son is a keeper!

  5. You are truly ready for the race. Enjoy your taper.
    Both pics are very sweet.

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  7. What beautiful photos of you and your son.
    Great long run Char!
    I've just read your last comment on my blog: you are right, I'd have to show the loot. If I'll win another loot I post a photo :)
    Have a nice weekend great "running woman"!

  8. You and your boy look great together! Those gorillas were the highlight of our visit to Taronga--we had a hilarious baby throwing straw at us.

    Anyhow...woohoo to the taper!!It feels so good to know you have put in all that work and that you'll be ready to roll in a couple of weeks.

  9. That is one FAST 30K!! You're going to smoke the marathon! Happy Taper!

  10. Can't believe it's already taper time!

    You've put in a lot of work, and I'm sure you
    are ready for the race!

    Love the pictures!

  11. Woohoo! You are sooooo ready :)
    Great pic of you and your son!


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