The Kookaburra trainees showed up for their third group long run with Team FatBird on a Saturday evening. With 6 weeks to go before the Gold Coast Airport Marathon (GCAM), it was a trial of sorts to see where they are up to in terms of conditioning and readiness for the golden race.
The mainly Full Marathoners managed a good Marathon Pace run from Marine Cove to Marina Promontory and back for a 21km pit-stop, before extending for another 5-9km for a solid 28-30km paced run.
The weather was warm and humid in spite of the evening breeze along the coast. The Kookaburras took this opportunity to practice their fuel and hydration plans to nail down areas for improvement ahead of race day.
There were questions on how to stave off cramps, building up sufficient weekly mileage for goal timings, dressing up for cool weather running and injury prevention during the post-run debrief.
The Kookaburra trainers, many of whom will be traveling to Gold Coast themselves, provided good guidance during the run and also answering most of the trainees’ concerns.
The entire training session was wrapped up in 3hours in what was an important mid-point milestone for the Kookaburras in their preparation journey on the road to GCAM 2017.
From their progress thus far, the trainers are quietly confident that the Kookaburras are on their way to Personal Bests come 2 July.
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