Happy New Year to you all! Bit lacking on mileage last month as I was shattered at the end of the year. Plodding on for January, 10k race yesterday, followed by a leisurely jog round parkrun today. I'll hopefully get some regular miles logged this month in prep for the first half of the year in February.
Happy New Year Shadies! Hope you've all had fun over the festive season.
I ran my first race of the year today, Lumphanan Detox 10k. An example of how not to pace a race, as opposed to Big G's stonking effort the other day!
Tough start, uphill for 2k, so ran slowly. The plan was then to pick up the pace and keep it going. However, mile splits as follows:
8:55 (on track), 6:52 (rather optimistic, but downhill), 6:30 (what the hell was I thinking?), 7:07 (touch of realism), 8:23 (oh man, how I hate this short off-road farm track that only lasts about a km but feels like it's going on forever; a aargh, my legs are done & I feel like I'm walking, but I'm not), 7:09 (thankfully the last mile; stay on the road as the pavement's a wee bit icy), 1:06 (6:41 pace, that's all had left).
As always, fine soup at the finish, and chuffed to get second female vet in chip time of 45:58 (exact same time as last year's unchipped result). Good day out for the club with my friend getting second senior vet, and one of the younger girls being first female overall.