Since February I've been training (with a few stops and starts) for the Perth "City to Surf" marathon which I'll be running this next Sunday (28th). No guarantees that I'll finish the 42 km (26 miles) course as I've been hampered by a bum lower left leg that manages to get me through the long training runs but doesn't recover so quickly. My goal is to finish in a very, very modest 5 hours.
This has got to be the best place in the world to train for a marathon. The race is on the last weekend of winter, so we've had the moderate temps for these last months of training (tops in the 60s and even 70s with lows in the 40s). 1,000 feet from our house we've got a beach path that offers about 19 km of distracting ocean views from one point of Warnbro Sound to the other and up to the next point - scenic Point Peron. I can't imagine how different my training would be if it was colder or hotter, or if I had to run city streets with stops and traffic at every intersection.
I snapped a few photos with my mobile yesterday while on a bike ride (I'm done running for the last week before the marathon) to show various views from the running path. See the slideshow below or view the album here.
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