Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:29
10k race today, wasn't holding out any great hopes for it due to getting over a cold. It's was a flat, ugly course, which suits me as I really need to concentrate to stop my pace slipping. The start was quite crowded but as it was chipped I didn't push my way to the front, it usually attracts a quality field so lining up against 30min guys wasn't an option! First mile felt ok tried to keep the pace down but then I saw the woman who beat me at the 5m race and decided to over-take her, so the first mile was 6.12 a bit too fast. Next mile still feeling ok but midway through we turned into the wind for the next 3 miles, it was a brutal, energy sapping slog, it also rained, and was surprisingly warm. I was monitoring my pace a lot and couldn't stop it slipping 6.22, 6.27,6.31, then we turned and bang! 6.02 wind at my back, oh no we turned again and back into the wind 6.21, turned onto the track for the last little sprint and a new PB. 39.15 on the chip, and 39.23 on the gun. The woman 1 second ahead of me won the vet prize but my chip time was 4 secs faster so maybe I should move up the field at the start. 2nd Vet and masters team prize. Very pleased with that.