The weather in the morning was cloudy, albeit still humid, typical of the SIngapore weather in mid year. The Kookaburras were all motivated to put in their final long run at goal marathon pace, and to test out their race apparel, shoes and in-race hydration and nutrition plans.
The brief to all participants was to run at their respective Optimal Race Pace (Goal Race Pace less 7secs) for as much of the prescribed distance as they could sustain their pace for, It would be a trial of sorts to evaluate their readiness to hit their target race paces in more stringent weather conditions than in cooler and less humid Gold Coast weather.
Most of the Kookaburras did well to complete their required distances within average Optimal Pace, although a few still started to fast in the beginning and started to fade after 3/4 of the distance.
Overall, all trainees managed to complete their 18km (HM) and 28 km (FM) within regulation time. Over post-run isotonic drinks and bananas, the GCAM-bound runners were given a final brief and advice on tapering and preparations for a good marathon in cool weather conditions at Gold Coast on July 2.
We are expecting to see a number of good showing for the Kookaburras at GCAM17, with lots of Personal Bests and a couple of Boston Qualifiers if race day conditions are great.
The Kookaburras Are Ready To Fly High At GCAM!