Sore throat this morning! Okay at the moment and hoping it doesn’t develop over next few days. 4 hours to the race (heat) …
Okay so that was an easy qualification! The Frenchman I thought might be quick wasn’t there and the 4:31 was easy even with a very very slow first 150m and a big deceleration in the home straight – and I cruised the rest.
I now feel very relaxed about the final and will definitely race it for a record. I just need to make sure the first 100 is in 16 or 17 and I keep at 67/lap for the first couple – then the real hard work begins. But with lots of friends at the track and a good crowd there’s a real chance of the World Record.
Met lots more really friendly people today Spanish, Canadian, Columbian, American … and even had a long talk to a lady from the Western Isle of Scotland in Gaelic!
Now for 2 days relaxing