Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:53
Quick update on this weeks running, firstly Clevedon, what an amazing turn out from Southville Running Club and a great night for running although a little warm there was a breeze to help the temperatures. Anyway as usual my hay-fever was giving me breathing problems so I was sort of pacing myself but yet trying to get a good time under 49:20 which was the club target for me. Tough race but managed a little sprint at the end to finish in 49:09. Towpath was next, such a change in weather, during the day blue skies and bright warm sunshine and within an hour it was overcast and threatening rain!!!! The rain pretty much stayed away and my watch managed to keep going all the way but yet again my breathing was giving me problems, my lungs where aching and sore but I pushed on, had to ease back to recover once or twice and was never so glad to see the final 500 metres of a race in my life. I tried to sprint the last 100 but had to slow the last 50 as my legs started to give way. Still I managed to better Clevedon and finished in 48:31, 23 secs outside my pb. I am happy with the run because if I can do that loaded with hay-fever what can I do when the season is over????? Anyway, Chew Valley tomorrow but that will be at a much more sedate pace, no race, just survive as there is a big hill near the end, I will report back tomorrow hopefully. I hope all you dads have a great day tomorrow.
Toby, I see you are still clocking the miles but don't worry about the wall, its just you might be a little run down with all the running you have been doing but I am sure your pace will come back shortly.
Chris, Yes I am gutted about Swansea, it is a really fast race with good pacers and great support pretty much all the way round, I will miss it this year. I hope my sister appreciates what I am doing for her 60th birthday!!!!! Good running from you as usual, I am so pleased your recovery is going so well!! I wonder when it goes from recovery to just moving on??????
Nessie, I hope mum is ok and you are still managing to get out running!!
Ffran, I hope all is well.
LBB I think is doing lots of core work so should be a much stronger runner before long!!!
Have a great weekend everyone.