Woke up a little nervous this morning, my first proper race ever!!
Set off early to meet others, as I was running with my partner's work colleagues, but boy was it chilly in Blackpool this morning, so changed my mind from shorts and changed into tracksters in the pub (coffee only honest).
Three loo stops later (nerves makes bladder small apparently) I find myself waiting at the starting line, with two minutes to go it started to rain, true Blackpool weather and windy on the way out, so at least it was behind for the last 5K
Can't believe how running in a race can increase your pace, was looking to run a 53m race, as I've run just over 55m in training, but to knock 6 mins off has made me very happy indeed, with a time of 48m55s.
I put this down to the 5x50 challenge, which I thought would have had the effect of slowing me down from tiredness but has really helped to increase my pace.
Need to look at chip time tomorrow in the local paper.
Well according to Garmin I'm 200m short of 10K, but this was an official race so I'll assume it was 10K :-).
I enjoyed it so much that I've bit the bullet this afternoon and booked a place in the Fleetwood Half Marathon in August, wanted to get today out the way, to see how I found a race before committing, although I have the Manchester 10K in two weeks.
Enjoy your runs