Posted: 21/06/2015 at 08:22
I spent ages typing up a race report last night only for it not to post
SM6 hope the short run any gym went ok
OH great open water swim and run sounds like your getting back to normal which is great news the heat training is for the World Police and Fire Games
MG1 more great training and good luck today
Teknik sorry to hear about the hamstring hope its feeling better soon.
NN Great session and sounds like your enjoying training for the shorter stuff
Gaz sorry to hear about the rain, nice mix of runs and pace
Well short version of yesterdays race, after doing a week of training in extra t-shirts, jacket and leggings in the hottest week we have had this year it paid off in the NI Masters Championship. The race was delayed about 1 hour and I did three warm ups, the sky was blue the sun was out and there was no wind and everyone was feeling it before the start. This was a mixed race of age groups and the girls running 3000m compared to the men 5000m. At the start it was difficult to know who was in what age group, we where off and I settled in to my own pace behind a group that was slowly going away from me, after about 4 laps one of the guys from my club passed me but from a younger age group so I knew I was going ok. After about 7/8 laps I was passed by another guy from my club again in a younger age group. I continued to run on my own and was waiting for a club mate in the same age group as me to pass. But it didn't happen I ran through the line after lapping a 65+ age grouper just before I crossed the line, looking back I could see my club mate just on the bend. Waiting for the results not knowing who was in the front group took a bit of time, but I'm very happy to say I came in first winning the gold in 17:52 not a super fast time, maybe down to the conditions or training this past two weeks but I am very happy with the result going in to the WPFG next weekend. MLR today and out on the bike for a very easy ride tomorrow, taper and travel Temp yesterday 22c temp in Washington 30c think I should be able to acclimatize to it in the few days before the first race.