The last few days have been much lighter running wise with Great Ocean Walk 100k race this Saturday, but busily packing, getting in last minute massage to help niggle in a knee and arranging things for the kids (so they don’t give my husband too hard a time while I am away racing).
Lots of gear prep required for 100k trail race as you carry most of what you need in a pack and can pick up extra food & drinks from pre-packed gear bags at checkpoints (this race has 4 of them). Obviously you want the pack to be as light as possible (though still ends up around 5kg most races for me), also need to be carrying mandatory safety gear such as wet weather gear, thermals, headlamps, emergency food & mobile phone.
Gear is all now packed, course notes written up (I carry a small sheet with me with notes on distances, major climbs, checkpoints etc), food packed and notes for my support crew done. So now just need to get myself down to Apollo Bay tonight for pre-race briefing before a 6:15am start tomorrow.
My Proskins trial has been continuing thru all this preparation. Still loving them for post run wear and sleeping, so most days am well above the 8 hours of wear! Have definitely packed them for sleeping in before and after the race as I find other compression pants overheat me, but these really do manage heat much better.
I have resisted the urge to do measurements to see what the results are like to date, will do these early next week (will be a day or two over the 28 days, but will allow for fluid levels to settle post race!).
Will try and jump back on and update how the race went on Sunday, but in meantime my crew will be tweeting race updates thru my twitter account – @bryrun