4:18:25

Philip HarrisRunningLeave a Comment

I learned a valuable race-prep lesson on Friday. Take a taxi to the bus station when you’re travelling to Victoria with a heavy suitcase. We didn’t. Instead, we opted for the more ecologically sound choice of public transport. Unfotunately the transport in question was a small bus and as I was trying to drag the suitcase onboard, I strained my back. It was just a slight twinge and I didn’t think much of it at the time but once we got to Victoria, I could feel the ache in my back. Not something you want to happen two days before a marathon. Friday was spent checking into the hotel, picking up our race package and wandering around the expo grabbing free samples. We also picked up a heat pack for my back and I spent the evening wondering whether it would be enough to solve the problem. It wasn’t. Our Saturday morning pre-race jog was fine, but I could feel the tenseness in my back and that was after only 3km. It seemed overly optimistic that I’d be able to complete a full 42.2km marathon. The Victoria Marathon has an excellent speaker programme on the Saturday and after a leisurely … Read More