Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:32
So, Olympics done - I can get my life back for a while...
The standouts for me were, Mo (obviously) securing his place in running history. The last 4 years have been tremendous for him. Doing the double at consecutive Olympics and Worlds is impressive. Hopefully he does it again next year and then has a good crack at the marathon in Tokyo 2020.
Other standouts were the 4x 400m ladies team - especially Emily Diamond. What a third leg! Callum Hawkins getting top 10 in the marathon. Andy Butchart running strong in the 5000m final. And the women's hockey team!
Back in the real world of mere mortals, a hilly 13.4 mile run for me at the weekend (with tender calf muscles after that track session on Friday - first time doing a session in spikes!), rest on Sunday and then 8x 1000m on the track this morning. Was going for 3:38 pace - pretty pleased with it, given I haven't done anything like it for ages:
Rep 6 - I think I lost my concentration in the final 200m and it drifted a bit. The final one was definitely due to being a bit f***ed though.