Clatters Chatter: Pre-Race Update

Well time is passing by quickly and were nearly ready to race again. This is last week before the Nelson Half, so today I will just talk about training and the plan for the race.

The Race is on Sunday, so I don’t have to work this weekend, YAY!!! Over 700 people I believe have entered the race, so its going to be a huge mass start. Training has not gone very good these last couple of weeks, as I have been sick, so training has been on and off depending on how I feel. This is quite frustrating but I guess I just have to accept it.

I caught a virus up in my trip away at Auckland and I have now had it for over 2 weeks and I can’t seem to get rid of it. Every time I run I have a huge coughing fit and have to stop. I have done a couple of bike rides to help keep my fitness up a little but they have been very short and quite easy, so it probably won’t have any impact.

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So the course for the race is right next to the sea and close to the Airport, so its quite nice to look around, as well as that the course is reasonably flat, which means fast times. Although I wanted to run a 1:15hr and try and get second. I may just have to be happy to finish the race and in a respectable time, due to my health. My fitness is not also going to be peaked like I wanted it too be, but that’s OK, as there are plenty of other races that are coming up soon that I can take part to get fitter and run some more race pace/style trainings.

By Luke Clatworthy (Clatters Chatter)

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