Posted: 01/12/2013 at 04:09
JJ - you just have to get out there.
Ceal - I'm sure your encouragement helped heaps!
Diana - fab when a pb comes along like that without any pressure!
Mick - good long run there in the freezing cold!
I ran the Auckland Masters 10,000m on the track today. Why, I'm not sure, but I knew that my friend was going for the Auckland W65 record so hoped to be able to hang on to her for a bit.
There were only 5 of us, 2 men who were much faster than us, so I knew there would be lots of lapping going on. I said we'll keep to the inside lane and not move out for them so they could pass us easily.
First mistake - they had a water table on the outside lane just past the start/finish line. I got very hot, very early on, so thought I'd have to grab a cup and tip it over my head, but just as I was changing lanes, the front runner came through, luckily I didn't seem to upset him too much.
I only hung on to the W65 for just over a mile before she steadily moved away from me and then I was in no man's land, getting hotter and hotter.
I remembered why I hadn't done many 10,000m -25 laps of the track in my running life!
I finished in 49.57, got lapped by the W65 - she did break the Auckland W65 record and ran 46.59.
But when I do the age-grading thing it still has me at 82.61% so I can't be too unhappy.
Came home exhausted!