Posted: 11/05/2013 at 08:39
I do I do I do Philby Sorry for the late update, for some reason RW did not want to let me tell you guys on here about Manchester, I tried a couple of times and each time I didn't get a blinky line for the typey thing. Edinburgh 2010 5:27....Disney 2012 5:32... Las Vegas 2012 5:01...Manchester 2013...drum roll please....4:40 Was easily averaging 10min miles up to somewhere between 19 & 20miles and then I couldn't ignore the sicky feeling any longer and had to take a walk break...unfortunately once you start with the walk breaks they come on thick & fast from then on in. Really need to get a grip on the fueling on race day...I think where I went wrong was I grabbed the water pouches had a couple of big glugs and then ditched...in training I take regular little sips...will maybe carry the water with me a bit longer at Nessie. The support at Manchester is amazing though, there was one section...you know on the Tour deFrance you see the crowd practically on top of the cyclists...well, it was like that...absolutely amazing. Think we'll be putting our names down for it again.
Job news....I've been for quite a few interviews, I even got offered one job...as much as I would've loved to have done it...it was at a school and I could've used their running track & fitness suite...at £7.40 an hour (35hours a week) I couldn't afford to take that big a hit. Went for 2 interviews yesterday...1 was all that 'what would you say has been your greatest achievement' b*llocks and the other was telling me about the job & company and comparing my CV to the role...you know... 'we need someone to take charge of the accounts, I see you've done Sales, Purchase, bank reconciliation etc'... Came away from the 2nd interview feeling really positive and the job would suit me down to the ground...negotiated hours & pay...and the bloke didn't baulk at all so fingers crossed.
On the training side of things...I have turned into a sloth I blame the lack of routine...Mr CS comes home from work and I'm all...can't be bothered going for a run, let's stay in and slob on the couch. Must get my act together...please feel free to don your biggest boots and give me a much needed kick up the backside.