Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:23
Had a cracking race today! Thanks for the good wishes above
Might as well have called this the 4 seasons 10 miler because we got sunshine, we got rain, we got driving winds and we got horizontal snow over the last mile!
I started cautiously and felt great with the first mile in 6:42 (my goal today was 67:30). The 2nd mile had a steep downhill and was 6:04 but I was still holding back - then we got to the foot of a hill - I glanced left and saw the road sign - 16% - oof! It was a long and hard hill but I gained 3/4 places on it and felt good. Continued to make my way through the field, getting to the highest point on the course at 6.5 miles and then it was mostly downhill to the finish. Got caught by a few on way down but dug really deep on the last mile as the wind rose and snow fell and got them back - finishing strongly in 66:05. Delighted.
Feeling back to my normal self and this Sunday compared to last Sunday is like a new me