Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:06
nice cross-sports day, Blisters . .
good victory, Speedy - how was the foot?
pleased Martin back, but really sorry to hear of Ant's creaks & strains. Good vibes that a few days off makes things seem not as bad as you currently feel . . .
Fine half mara racing by Jools, Moof - I've been following that thread, Moof, so must get over there and check things out !
First outing since Boston2012 dnf today (apart from the occasional parkrun) - Norton 9 (nr Doncaster) - long standing race which I first did in 1988 - exposed,hence windy, a bit undulating, with one long hill at 5 miles -
I had a vague target of around 68 mins, which Wava predictor suggested could yield a 3:29 mara, which I need for VOGIT VLM 2015. * * Finished with 66:30 official, so around 73% WAVA, and a predicted 3:27:30. Quite pleased, but a reminder after the hiatus of how hard racing is! Also a reminder of the ravages of Anno Domini. as I recorded a 52:06 here in 1991 !
Anyway, good to be back, even though the "never again" voices popped up occasionally, but the alternative to doing this is not doing it, and that would be even worse . . . . . .
** - found out the V60 GFA for VLM is now 3:45, but in my head it's still 3:30 or bust !