Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:05
McF, not a clue on what you should be doing, but good luck with all the racing
DT, hills are brilliant. I hate them, but having done more hilly trail runs this year I felt a lot stronger than I did so they definitely have benefits.
Tommy, how did the HM pace go?
Get well soon, Mudlet.
I made a dogs dinner of the Clive Cookson 10K on Wednesday night. A decent PB at 42:08 but nowhere near what I should have been capable of. This was due to
1. A slight rise complete with head wind throughout miles 1 and 4,
2. A suicidal 6:20 for mile 2
3. A really congested first mile involving lots of ducking round people and accelerating to get past them without tripping them up as they slowed down within about 400m of the start
4. Not caring enough and sort of giving up during mile 4
5. Some really annoying bloke heavy breathing down my ear causing me to stick in some ill-advised bursts of speed too early on in order to lose him.
So I died a miserable death in the second half, basically. But comfortingly, not nearly as badly as many others did, as I overtook a lot in the last mile or so. Anyway, it'll do - still pretty shit but 2 minutes quicker than my ancient PB.
Then yesterday I went cycling with a group for the first time - I was very uncertain of my ability and I turned up with my little hybrid bike that looked very much like a child's toy next to all the swish road bikes, so explained how useless I was going to be and please be gentle with me, only to find it a complete doddle so may keep quiet next time and just go for it.