Posted: 30/05/2016 at 14:04
Race Report Vitality London 10000m
Ok, not the best preparation to a race is running a 4:41 marathon on the Saturday 2 days before a fast and flat 10k....
Did an easy warm up after buying some throat sweets as my throat had gone from the cheering on Sat... legs weere a tad heavy and so I said to my self and to Mr Parkrun Mr Paul SH on the start line that 42:30 would be good....
Mile 1 - 6:43, very congested and no space, and flat as is nothing there and being passed a lot didnt help.
Mile 2 - 6:31 Thought I was having garmin issues, as was still being overtaken and didnt feel like 6:31...
Mile 3 - 6:31 Okay so maybe its not the garmin (milli seconds quicker) the overtaking has stopped and I am strting to take a few myself inc 1 club lady
Mile 4 - 6:29 Its not the garmin, as I am feeling stronger (however garmin does register long on this course) 20:53 for 5k (3.18m)
Mile 5 - 6:25 afterburners are on and loving it, no effects from Saturday now and fully up to race pace, take another club mate and looking forwards to seeing Nelsons Coloum again
Mile 6 - 6:22 Oh yes, I like this, as we speed down HorseGurads and Birdcage walk (would love to run that fast at the end of the VLM)
.35m - 2.12 Last bit and round the corner to finish in front of the Queens Residence
Chuffed to have delivered a 41:15 on the garmin (the extra .14 will be a garmin issue with buildings etc) Happy