Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:15
Matt, looks like that bug/tiredness has shifted. The fact you're outgunning a 2:34 man is very promising but then again, you are a secret (not so secret) mountain goat. Those team events are not for me, we have 'Tough Team' near here which is a trial race but its the first 3 over the line.
Bus, devastated that the puke didn't get a sub 37. But when the wind is like that it sets you back pace wise but also defeats you mentally to add to it all. But a good workout all the same.
After a quick 5K I decided to brave the Chester Half today. Foam rolled my quad, which this morning was black and blue, but nothing to worry about.
The course isn't rapid but what a hardened club runner would term 'honest.' I'd heard horror stories about the last mile. I had no target but knew a sub 80 was on the cards. First half is up hill, from 6 it goes down until a nasty 12th.
Miles: 5:38, 5:49, 6:11, 6:06, 6:12, 6:06, 6:01, 5:59, 5:58, 6:01, 6:03, 5:57, 6:14.
The last mile was grim but worked hard. The rest was pretty easy, just looked after each mile. 10 miles in 1:00:3, official results also said I went through 10K in 36:33, which I'm dubious about, maybe 6 miles.
The finish is in Chester city centre, massive crowds, last 200m was class. Typical big arms aloft (Dean style) going over the line. Then a very Bus like dry barff! Good times. Cheshire track champs on Saturday!