Posted: 14/06/2016 at 09:43
Were you at the Vets last night Padams? was that you coming storming passed me again on the 5k? .... I think I shouted you some encouragement. Lets try to say hello next time at Hemel .... i'll be with all my Heathside posse.
Spikes probably was a good shout, the track was quite damp last night. It made for a not so impressive 19.27 in the 5k ... which I felt was kind of ok and ran solid pace considering my legs felt trashed from a tough 16 mile session on Sunday.
More enjoyable for me was the 1500 in the V40s heat, I was non scoring and our scorer quickly got in front and eased away for the win. I was locked in a little battle with 2 other guys and then I knew it was a "race" rather than a "time trial" .... I got into second and defended the place, (like wot they do on the telly) .... trying to gently squeeze the pace gradually to ease away from them. That seemed to be working although I could still hear them puffing away behind me. Once of the guys had a bit of support and they kept shouting to him to "sit on my shoulder" and "close up a bit". Anyway final lap, I felt ok and kept it steady and started to pump it a bit around the back bend, I could hear one of the guys coming hard and his supporters were yelling ..... we hit the straight and I was still solid but this guy came roaring alongside me .... he nudged in front for a bit and I remained solid - in my mind I was thinking he had used up his effort closing to me .... I made my move late .... 30 metres out .... passed him just before the line and finished about 3 tenths ahead according to the results. What a laugh - felt like a win.
oh yeah ...I did a "silly" - at the start of the evening I put on a scoring bib in the 100 which was not a good idea ... in the v40 heat ... they all leapt out of the blocks and dropped me, as soon as I tried to react and properly bolt it (excuse the irony) I felt the hammy twinge or maybe it was the muscle in the back of my leg, but no way I was DNF'ing ..... suffice to say I couldn't close up and finished dead last in a time that I cannot print - ok 17 seconds (youch). Still managed to score points for the team and after the 5k the leg felt a bit better. Feels like rubbish today so I'm in for an easy week and also a cutback week on the mileage as per my "plan"..... although there is an SAL fixture on Saturday
LMH - superb run, amazing