Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:28
nice halfing from the posse today including me. Reading was perfect conditions, perhaps a little toasty on the dual carriageway approaching the stadium.
Picked up a spring tan. Had the pleasure of the company of the lovely Jools a couple of times in the race, she was amazing me with her steady running at pace - no panting, just effortless, had to time for a chat with Jimbob (i love a chat!).
I went all out, after the slight pb from last week on a tougher course, and despite slight lack of freshness (or not) i kept pushing and pushing from start to finish and didn't tire when i expected to, apart from when i entered the stadium, i was spent, didn't slow down, just couldn't sprint it. Got a text 1:22:33 - over the moon with that. It shows an improvement from the winter training, track work and miles. This was not my A race, it was an attempt at blasting for as long as possible. No strategy. Job done. Recover this week with lots of easy miles and a longy next week. Then I'm targeting Boston.
Got to say the fairy godmother sprinkled loads of fairy dust all over me and my running pals today. PB'bashing'a'plenty all over the shop, Reading, Brentwood. Club mates, pals, and the weather - glorious!