Hi folks - just thought I would update you on my new running quest. I have built up to 10k- but pretty slow and to be honest i am not that confident. But I has entered the plymouth 10k - I checked out last years running times and realised I would not be last - hurrah.
My overall aim is 10k in an hour. Two weeks ago I did an event and managed 1 hr 19.5 mins. Last weekend I achieved 1 hr 16 mins. So for my run today I wanted to be across the finish line by 1hr 15mins.
The run started at 8 30 - so I had to be up at 6 30, as i had an hours drive to do. I was all sorted, kit laid out, pinned race number, garmin charged, compeed for my v sore blistered toe. Out the door into a very blustery day. Arrived in Plymouth- raining - but i am a toughie and 'I don't care'. As it happens for the hours window of run - the sun came out. Big full event with 2000 runners and pace makers for different times - i settled in behind the 1 hr 15 mins placard. By the time i got to 3.5 k - the front runners were on there way back at 22 mins - v impressive.
I kept to my pace - but there was some quite long slow build inclines which undid me a bit and had to have a couple of short walking breaks. However, with 2 k to go I realised it would be tight - but i could just do 1 hr 15 mins - so with a mighty sprint for the last half k - I squeezed in at 1 hr 15 mins - just behind an 80 year old chap!!
So I am feeling pretty chuffed - almost annoyed now- that I could have gone faster- given that the sprint was pretty fast and i was grinning all over my face when I finished.
Now to celebrate - -Mr Suzy B cooked fab big breakfast - but to be honest made me feel sick - too much to soon and have fizz in the fridge - luverly