I headed to Brisbane to do a bit of a recce on the August course for Last One Standing. And I love it! There is so much I love about it. This course is the perfect thing for me. Here's why:
No hills. As I am heavier than the typical runner, hills would tax my legs every rise. With only time for 3months of training, I don't have time to build up a lot of strength to be a "runner".
Flat Path. One thing about swimmers is that we have very flexible joints. This includes our ankles where flexibility is vital for a great kick. But put us out running and most of us have twisted our ankles, multiple times. High school involved a lot of time on crutches after cross country and just general sport on the oval. Flat reduces the risk of a twisted ankle... until the fatigue sets in.
It will be cold. This race is in a cold and exposed part of Brisbane. The middle of August is notorious for cold winter winds. Advantage me! This is just 6 weeks after my Ice Mile swim so I'll be primed to ward off the chills unlike the skinny runners.
All mental. Due to the nature of this course, this will be way more mental than physical. I reckon I have the mental strength to take on anyone. My English Channel swimming last year required so much mental strength to get through many 6hour solo swims in the ocean.
Here's a video I took of the course. This is going to be EPIC.