Posted: 21/05/2013 at 14:04
Mr V - thank god I'm not doing that race. I absolutely detested it last year so didn't sign up.
Track was really fun last night. Did the 3000m in 12.41 and considering I haven't been under 7m/m in a while (I think this avg 6.49?), I was quite pleased. Vets only match but still got smashed by L50's. I wasn't overtaken the whole race though so that was good, especially as I felt someone breathing down my neck for the last lap.
I then did a 400m half an hour later. Ha. First of all, it felt like forever! My legs were a bit mashed and my throat was still burning a bit off the 3000. I was inside lane and haven't raced a 400 in my life so felt very last from the start! It was basically sprint as much as you can and hang on for dear life. Coming off the final bend, I could sense someone in lane 5, or somewhere over there, so really tried to dig in and think I beat her by a second, but was 4th or 5th in 80 seconds. I used to do that in 12x400m training sessions
Brilliant fun though and can't wait to do the next one. Supposed to be doing the Edinburgh HM on Sunday. Usually when I am incredibly off form, I just run without my chip, but they've gone and built it into the race number. I think I'll take a knife to it so I can just run it to get round