So wet at the Olympic Park yesterday I swear I almost came back with webbed feet. Managed to finish the 10k in 55:03 so happy with that. Not happy that there were some amongs the "Elite 10k" who were finishing the first 5k lap in 44 minutes? Not quite sure for the rationale behind that one but was not the only one standing in the rain waiting for the 11.00 start for the "mass 10k"
Hope everyone's had good weekends. The schedule starts today for the 12 weeks leading up to the HM on 4 September. I like today's schedule - REST!
Welcome back KieranG you'll soon be back where you left off in times of stamina etc. Well done for your marathon entry!
Have decided against the Vitality next year - the route was changed a couple of years ago which meant that it no longer runs along the Embankment nor does it go through Leadenhall market - both of which were great parts of the course. It was congested this year and if they increase the numbers next year it will be even worse unless you get in the front pens. Unfortunately my time doesn't put me there so probably time to call it a day. Have entered a local 10k for ??16 which is what I would call reasonable. The Marathon is certainly good value at ??39.
Managed to dodge the thunderstorms yesterday - they were over by the time I finished school. Looks like there are more today but I'm not running home tonight!
My next 10k is this Sunday at the Olympic Park - something arranged by the Dame Kelly Holmes Foundation - anyone there?
Well done Harmander. Not been around much as it's been half term!
Did Vitality 10k (formerly BUPA 10k) on Bank Holiday Monday and got round in 56:55 so quite happy with that. I feel I could have been a little faster but it was very congested this time and difficult to make your way through. They've put the price up to ??30 next year so I may drop it from my list of races. Especially since the word is that they want to make it even larger and increase it from this year's 12,000 to 20,000 next year.
Running home tonight and trying to avoid the threatened thunderstorms - hope you all have good days.