12 October 2008

now or never

This morning I ran my final long-ish training run, nine miles along the Confederation Trail. This coming week I will do no more than a couple of five-milers and take plenty of rest and good food. On Friday I pick up my race number and electronic chip ready for Sunday. There is no more I can do now but take care of myself and remember the golden rule - "don't set off too fast."

We drove along the south shore this afternoon and took some more pictures of the fall foliage then home for creamy pea soup and grilled cheese sandwiches!


Michelle said...

And what good soup it was!

I'm looking forward to getting some images of your run next Sunday. I am very proud of you!

Gordie said...

Damn you, you're radiating health, happiness and wellbeing.


C.J. Duffy said...

Good luck old chap. Would it be a first if a Brit won!!?

Perfect Virgo said...

Michelle - thank you, I'll try not to let the side down! You know how much I have researched last year's times and compared them with my training runs, so hopefully you'll know when to expect me to cross the line.

Gordie - let me reassure you, a degree of health comes with a fair amount of pain!

CJ - it would indeed be a first! There wouldn't normally be any British entrants as the island event is fairly obscure and only attracts around 400 runners - mostly local. I am expecting to finish in the bottom third to judge by my training times but for me it's about completing a stiff endurance test and being able to say "I did it."

C.J.Duffy said...

Only teasing mate. It is great that you have the bottle to take part. As the Olympics used to say, before they went all corporate and American, it is the taking part that matters. You should be proud!

Perfect Virgo said...

CJ - if you check back on Sunday or Monday I should have posted the results - for better or worse! Yep, you're right it is about "the taking part."

I have been amazed at how my stamina has improved over the months. A few months ago I would never have thought myself capable of this. Think of me on Sunday morning (well, 2pm your time)!

RuKsaK said...

Gorgeous pics and now I'm hungry too!