Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:46
It's good to see you back running again Big_g, will be good for you to have a routine. Don't think too far ahead and take each day as it comes. That was good of your GP, and one less thing for you to worry about.
Not sure how you lot do doubles!, one day maybe but certainly at the moment I wouldn't want to get up the next day and do another.
Wirral 10k for me yesterday (it's run in tandem with a half option) , decided to race the 10k rather than plod round the half option. So sub 50 was the plan, first mile is slightly up for first couple hundred meters then a gentle down so was at 7:30 for the first mile which felt comfortable ish, course then makes it way to the promenade and then round the coast so all flat. Settled into a nice pace (7'40's), mile 4-5 was the toughest as I think i knew that sub 50 was in the bag and it would have been easy to just ease up a bit, but set a new target of keeping all my miles under 7'50.
Finished in a new PB of 47:38 (previous was 51:36) ,splits of 7:31,7:42,7:48,7:48,7:49,7:43 so probably paced it about right as I didn't have much left at the end. Lovely sunny morning as well. Hung around at the end to watch the 10k's come in and then the half marathon winner (by quite a few minutes) came flying through in 68mins.
Snowdon mara next for me , week on Saturday.
I'll probably enter Windermere, like the sound of York as well. I think I may have mentioned to the other half that I might not do any marathons next year & have already penciled in half a dozen