Perth City to Surf Marathon

In August this year I ran my 8th Perth City to Surf marathon. After my 2:47 at Perth earlier in the year I put in a massive training block of about 8 weeks to get ready for this one, including a record 620k cumulative month.  It all came together on the day with a 1:19 half and a finish time of 2:41:41, just 30 seconds outside my PB. Maybe the sub 2:40 dream is back on at 50 years old; 50 is the new 20 apparently.

On the back of this I have changed my training to extra distance and more double-up days. Still some speed work but more 80% -20% between distance and speed. Lots of racing in-between marathons has also helped.

 

Just about to hit the 32k mark and a nice downhill section. Running out of Kings Park.
Just about to hit the 32k mark and a nice downhill section. Running out of Kings Park.
Although I love running at the end of a marathon I am always happy to stop, funnily enough.
Although I love running at the end of a marathon I am always happy yo stop, funnily enough.

 

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