I met up with Owen, Gerry and Sean out at Athenry and the purpose of the session was to run the guts of the half marathon course that was to be used next weekend at a nice relaxed pace.
The new section was the first 2 and 2/3rds miles before joining the loop that is used for the Fields of Athenry 10km which we would run the guts of twice. A beautiful morning for running and the course seemed fine. Okay there are a couple of tough drags - at the start of the closing mile with the uphill back into town, and a gradual uphill after passing the finish area for the start of the second lap. All in all it looks pretty good and fingers crossed we get some good conditions for racing (please no wind).
All up 18.3kms for the day in 1:21:15 (4:26's).
That's 87.8kms for the week. Next week I plan to take it really easy. One more track session on Tuesday then easy running to make up the balance.