Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:00
morning all, long time no speak ... I've been wallowing in injury depression (being a drama queen really) - after Plymouth had another good week of training, but it all went Pete Tong the week after that. Achilles started playing up on the return leg of my commute double, took 4 days off, then went for 9 miles slow with my neighbour - pain kicked in at 5 miles, subsided by the time I reached home but was sore for a few days after. Took a whole week off - felt like I was going a bit loopy.
Then mustered a 41.28 in the heat at the Crouch end 10K on Sunday which isn't that bad, considering its about 2 minutes slower than the Bupa London 10K (course difficulty) - and the heat. My original plan had been a sub40 but after a week off there was no chance of that. There was a guy collapsing about 200 metres from the finish and not getting any help - he had that marathon runner jelly legs/knees thing that I've seen on youtube. I took a moment to encourage him to take a breather before he attempts to "walk" the last couple of paces to the finish. Actually it wasn't all that bad, I felt stiff so I am encouraged enough to try to go sub40 at Bupa on Sunday. Have a 39.03 as a best but that was a chipped section of a half so wouldn't mind a sub40 for an actual race - currently standing at 40.49. Not sure if going quicker than 39.03 will happen given my shortness of match fitness.
talking of Bupa on sunday - whos's playin' - wanna say hello? I'm in red Zone A