Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:09
Back from Loch Katrine, with a cupof tea in my hand:
That was tough, but I'm happy. I planned to go around 5hr pace, as the last time I did this one 2 yrs ago, I did 4.56 ( tapered a little for that, but done as training run). I actually finished at around 4.45, despite trying to slow it down. If I hadn't decided to walk to settle some "digestive discommfort", whilst moving my race number from the back of my ruksac, to my front, as requested by one of the marshalls, I think I'd have been sub- 4.40.
My legs felt stiff at the start after yesterday's run, and I was not really "feeling it"- having decided that this wasn't a target race, all proper prep went out the window, so we had a curry last night, and split a bottle of red between the 2 of us. Nothing like testing the system!
Anyway, I seemed to have a lot more ability to run all but the steepest hills than last time, so my Fling trainig must be paying off-now I just need to recover for a couple of days, then get the last couple of weeks training in the bag.
So yes, happy enough- I think I'm definately fitter than at this time in previous years.