With two weeks to go before the Gold Coast Airport Marathon (GCAM) 2016, the Kookaburras gathered for their final long run of 28km at Parkland Green, ECP. Having already completed their longest run at Optimal Pace of 35km 2 weeks earlier, the GCAM-bound runners from Team FatBird were all ready to up the ante with the Enhanced Marathon Pace for their 28km to sustain a good effort.
The morning weather was cool with cloudy skies, allowing the Kookaburras to start off strongly towards Fort Road, Gardens By The Bay and then entering the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) stretch. We met many familiar faces from SAFRA Running Club and the SuperHeroes Run along the way, adding a touch of fun and gaiety to our training run.
The Kookaburras were able to maintain their target paces all the way back to Parkland Green for 18km. With the good support of iced-cold isotonic drinks and bananas from the dependable FatBird Support Crew, the Kookaburras were able to perk up to continue with their strong effort all the way to F2 CarPark and back for a total of 28km.
It was a satisfying and fulfilling run for all the Kookaburras, enhancing their confidence levels for race day in the great GCAM weather which will allow for even easier effort for faster paces. The excitement is in the air as we discussed final preparations and gearing up with adaptive recovery, eating ‘cleaner’, carbo-loading, sports massages and foam-rolling in the coming 2 weeks for an optimal race-conditioned body.
We look forward to meet the Kookaburras and Team Singapore at GCAM and wish all our marathoners a fruitful and Personal-Besting performance on race day. The coming weekend will have us doing a final long run of 18km at Enhanced Marathon Pace, before we leave for Gold Coast from 30 June 2016.
The Kookaburras Are Primed For Success At GCAM!
Photos from FatBird Rand