It’s the evening before the marathon. I put new, bigger wheels (80 mm diameter instead of 78) and bearings on my shoes a week ago, which seems to have increased my velocity quite a bit – or is it my motivation? Anyway, I feel much faster now than I did two weeks ago. When I last trained yesterday I managed to skate 10 km (6.2 miles) in 32 minutes, and even though I trained much more last year, my average speed is about the same, so I’m optimistic that I won’t be much slower tomorrow than I was last year.
The weather forecast predicts a mere 28°C (82°F), which is a bit cooler than last years predicted 30°C (86°F). Another advantage is that the inline marathon starts earlier this year: 7:30 am instead of 9:10. This way, I’ll probably reach the finish line between 10:00 and 10:30.
Anyone wanna do brunch in Koblenz tomorrow? ;-)