Posted: 08/06/2016 at 16:20
Some good sessions going on SG,Reg, bus and pete.
Ric - is it injury or motivation?
my first race in months last night. didnt want to race as i knew i wasnt in the right shape (sound familiar anyone ) the last 6 weeks have been sick for 4weeks and since then i have only just started track training so only 3 speed sessions. i knew i wasnt right but the coach wanted a marker to see where i am.
1500m, plan to go out at 66/67 pace and hold on as long as i can. that should bring up a 4.10 ish. Start was delayed 50mins due to previous races running over.
gun went and promptly dropped towards the back of the field. hit 66 for first 400, 67 for the next. for the 3rd lap i had Eilish mcColgan take my shoulder and we were side by side the whole way round. it was good as it kept me honest. we then caught up with the person in front and i got blocked and lost some momentum. and Eilish shot off. my legs felt awful now. 3rd lap completed in 66s. now for the final 300m. tried to draw in the couple in front , managed to catch the lad in a sprint finish but although was catching eilish she was too strong. i finished in 4.10 so bang on target for 66/67 laps but 10 secs down on my PB. but the same time as i got this time last yr so hopefully can speed up as i did last yr. Still was enough to jump to 2nd on the v40 uk rankings. plenty more to come