I’m going to give the Gel-Glorify another session on Saturday, I think a slow, tail-runner speed parkrun will help me decide if they are going to feel right on Sunday or if I should stick with my Skechers Nite Owls. I know it’s not going to be dark but the bright orange makes me happy and orange must go faster than my white Go Run Ride 2 surely?
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I am going to run for 6 hours, I am thinking a mix and match approach to speed to stop my muscles getting locked into the same position. I am also pondering a fast interval just before the aid-station to push myself a bit, wake my body up and gain me a few seconds so a I leave the station with a walk interval to take on food and drink without choking or drowning. Whatever happens I want to keep going for the full 6 hours, even if I am just shuffling along. I’m a complete mix of fear and excitement at the moment, I wonder how I will be feeling when it is all over (and what else it will lead me to sign up for).