Posted: 11/07/2013 at 19:56
Good evening, everypeople
I have to say, that despite the heat, I really enjoyed Tuesday evening.
My previous two races had been disappointing, 45:17 at Bamburgh 10k on 16th June, then a worst for two years 46:24 at Kirkley on June 30th. I'd done hardly any decent mileage, due to my Achilles, and last Saturday's parkrun was miserable with a 3rd mile of 7:45
So, there we are, in the sweltering heat of Newcastle, with palm trees, sand and everything, and I had a simple race plan; run to how you feel, and, very low expectations. I set off comfortably, and could even see Graham, not too far ahead, for about two miles. Clocked 13:54 at the two mile point, but started to slow; not drastically, but steadily.
Given that my parkrun pace on Saturday had been 7:13, I was more than happy with a time of 34:56 (7:11 per mile) and even had a little left for a bit of a kick to the finish
[Splits 6:52 , 7:02 , 7:22 , 7:22 & 7:11]
Going to have a last push at parkrun on Saturday, then have a fortnight off running. I hope I can shake off the problems once and for all.
Great to see and speak to so many from the thread. Anne-Marie, Vicki, Mr sj , Graham and Kelly. Lovely to have Pengwyn's support, too, and thanks to her for the photos. I particularly like the one of Anne-Marie going past the bloke she mentioned earlier. The look on his face is priceless