Posted: Yesterday at 10:42
Hello everyone. I now live in Scotland. Just catching up now... the only item of mail I have yet received at my new house was a letter from Scottish Athletics confirming that I will be eligible under Rule 5(7) to compete in team competition for Fife AC from 1 August.
It's particularly mental when you consider that your 5k PB remained over 20 minutes until as recently as March...
...FFS! What progress.
Of course, this makes a better story if you don't mention that I have rarely raced 5k, the first two were in less-than-ideal conditions, and I had run a sub-40-minute 10k in September last year. But the real 5k progress story is this: 18:37 during marathon training, then 5 weeks of post-marathon recovery and a couple of months of focused 5k training with SG has brought that down to 17:55. Which goes to show that some sensible structure and focus and not destroying yourself does work.
SG - still trying to find the races to fit the plan!
And DT, Muddy et al: probably not Robin Hood half, though I have a place - Glasgow is probably slightly better timing in relation to 10ks I can get to, and my friend is quite keen on coming up to do it with me.
Skinny, do I get new WAVA?