Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:22
Jimbob - ah, I now know who you are! At least the weather was appropriate for the aviators!
Tom - nice 10k, I doubt there's many people who have run sub 34 on their first ever attempt!
I've had a decent couple of days of racing. 3000m on Monday - started steady with about 3:14 for the first km and there was one guy pretty close, so picked it up for the 2nd km in about 3:06 and finished with about 3:10 for 9:30 overall feelling pretty comfortable. I then ran the anchor leg in the 4x400 - don't know the split but probably not very fast!
Then the first 10k league race last night. After 1km my mate picked up the pace and pulled away, I let him go and moved into 2nd place. He had about 30s on my by 3km and then I held that gap the rest of the way. I wasn't wearing a watch so had no idea what time I was on for until I turned into the finish and pleasantly surprised to see I'd run about 33:12 with a bit left in the tank, and I think that's my fastest time on that course. The men's team must have won given we had positions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 12 with 12 to score, so a good start.
Very enjoyable 5M with the dog early this morning, legs not feeling bad considering.