Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2

12TH JULY 2005

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26/07/2005 at 21:25
Hey,I promised myself sub-20 before the end of the year so i'll get there.

Yeah,i'll still speak to you,of course, so long as you can catch me to speak to me!


Having a totally lazy weekend and shopping all day in the sales today in Cardiff has paid off!
26/07/2005 at 21:34

Hi, Well done Jen. A superb result and well deserved.

Thanks for asking, I'm feeling fine but I am somewhat naffed off that I did not try to tough it out a bit more. All in all I was feeling short of oxygen and yes cooler weather would probably have sorted that but on balance I just lost my bottle.

Never mind. On the bright side it was an excellent first 2.25k ! Moreover I was by no means short of power and nowhere near my lactate threshold.

I am reminded of the curates egg.

And jen, if you are going to do Business and Finance you should have taken the fiver !

As an aside, have you seen Donald Trump's The Apprentice ? (The british one with Sugar was good but the American one ... much sharper.)
26/07/2005 at 21:38

So, in summary, I got creamed !

Back to the drawing board.
26/07/2005 at 22:06
Hey come on,if it wasn't for you I wouldn't have done such a quick first half and got such a tidy time.

I could never have taken the fiver,i'm too soft for my own good!

I have never felt that much pain during a race,but i'm on a big high now!
26/07/2005 at 22:14

I am really pleased you did as well as you did and I do imagine it helped to race me in the first bit. There was actually a point (about 1k I guess) I thought I might be going to lose you, which worried me as I reasoned I must be doing something wrong. I was not too far from the mark on that point as it turned out.

Anyway, I am smiling about it and really happy for you.

I have double standards as it goes, whatever I said (in order to try to get you to take it) I would have not taken the fiver myself but would have been happy to hand it over.
26/07/2005 at 22:16

One point about the course. I reckon it would be better with either

1. No sharp turn


2. The sharp turn at the top of an up not the bottom of a down.
26/07/2005 at 22:32
I agree with you there,but I suppose it adds to the challenge.

I know that I won't get anywhere near that time in Swansea Bay in a fortnight,I detest the course and feel like quitting at half way.

But,it's been a fun 3 races.I'll look forward to them next year.
26/07/2005 at 22:37

Yup, I detest Swansea bay too and really enjoyed the Llanelli one.

Will be there next year no doubt.
27/07/2005 at 07:39
Jen-Well if I have to catch you to speak to you I could get a mega phone;-)

Or train even harder;-0

Alex maybe the race On sunday took too much out of you??? and you needed more time until next race??? but you ran well within yourself there????

I had only done the harriers 5k and could not understand why I was so slow as it is flat, but I did a 5k in llanelli hilly and actually got a great time and the more races I have done made me realsie I actually hate the course I even hate it when coach wants me to do a 12 mile run on the seafront and cycle track i lose interst although I still try hard yet when i do the hilly 12 mile I love it I find the challenge of the hills exciting.

I had to do 12 miles yesterday 1 mile easy 3 miles hard etc and did it over hilly route legs were achy and tired but I really suprised myself and so enjoyed it!!

Hope you are feeling okay today Alex? not coming down with a bug?
27/07/2005 at 07:41
Rest day for me I am exhausted but laways feels so tired on a rest day!!
27/07/2005 at 08:59

Morning people.

Thanks for the comments poppy. Broadly speaking I could have done better but that was the fastest 2k I have done in recent years. I might have been a bit better without Sunday, but not radically.

When Jen told me her 18 miles was rained off and I thought to myself 'oh no, I'm for it now.'.

Feeling fine but have a blocked nose.

Just need to get to the point where I can stay with Jen until 300m to go !
27/07/2005 at 09:03
Hey Alex,you haven't seen my sprint finish - it's quite impressive!

Nice rest day for you then WP.I've got a 5K tonight for our monthly club race.It's on the field by the National Pool where the Harriers train.

Back to the schedule tomorrow.It's gone a bit pear shaped this week with the missed 18 miler and the race last night and tonight.

27/07/2005 at 09:14
Im back, what a great place Barcelona is, ate loads....dranks loads and now feel RAF

Back to the drawing board LOL
27/07/2005 at 09:15
Welcome back Jinx,glad you had a good time.
Back to the glorious summer weather eh?
27/07/2005 at 09:15

Quite right, but I do intend to be there to see it some time. I've not lost off 300m ever, although there is always a first time.

I tell you Jen, you could make a fortune if you could bottle your attitude. "More positive thinking from Jen".

I think the other way about myself and it is really not helpful.

Might go on the treadie today.
27/07/2005 at 09:16

Hiya Jinx
27/07/2005 at 09:23
The thing with me,this sounds really stupid,but I think i'm a lot better than I actually am and by thinking this way I try that much harder in races and training so get to the next level and do a lot better than I actually should.

And the big thing that works to my advantage is that I looooove pain and don't feel that i've worked hard enough unless I feel sick/faint/ill etc after a session/race.

You really ought to come to club Alex,you'd love the sessions we do.
28/07/2005 at 09:07
Good morning everyone,how's it all going?

Another rubbish day weather wise but a million times better than the heat.

Quick 10 miler for me tonight.Quite tired today so can't say i'm looking forward to it but i'll be glad when it's done.

28/07/2005 at 10:37

Morning too all,

Slept in to 10:30. Nice.

Gym if I can get the time sorted today. See how it goes. Ate a large-ish meal last night, for me anyway. Steak, pancake roll, and a few chips. Not normally a chip person but had an urge.

28/07/2005 at 10:45

Oh, and going to lay off the hills this week as I reckon I have a very uncomfortable Sunday coming up.

Love the weather.
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