Run race (Hillcrest Marathon) 3:17:55  42.2 km (4:41 / km) +500m 4:26 / km
ahr:157 max:168 shoes: Asics 1170
Second swim of the weekend :)
Double lap of an undulating course. Nothing too long or steep.
There was a big storm in the night and it stopped raining for us to register. It started bucketing down just as we started. There were a few ankle deep river crossings and generally lots of water on the road. I saw 4 things explode due to lightening induced voltage spikes - gate motors and garden lights. Possibly not the safest conditions and many runners pulled out.
I ran too fast on the first lap - 1:36:30. Had a decent second lap, but backed off when i started taking strain in the last 5km. 3h20 was in the bag, so didn't dig too deep. Splits to come soon. Feet went a bit numb, right hamstring got a bit stiff, but otherwise everything held up.
Ran on coke most of the way. Gel at about 24km. Cool weather helped I think.
Happy with a B seeding for Comrades.