Firstly apologies that I didn't reply to everyone who commented on my post last week. It has been a hectic week at home and work! I won't bore you all with accounting topics and why it makes me busy.
I woke up with a slight headache today so it wasn't the best start. Even as I was walking from my car to the start line I was considering volunteering because I wasn't sure how my head would be when I started to run. I completed my 1km warm up and had no additional pains so I thought I would give it a go.
Neil, who paced me around 2 weeks ago, said he was "only going to jog around" today. His jog is my PB pace so I told him to stick with me for the first 2.5km and if I slow down a bit then to push me along. I got to the half way point in 10:42 so I knew it would be very difficult to beat my PB of 21:20 but I would give it a go. Ultimately the 4th km let me down because I ran it about 5 seconds slower than I should have. All the other kms were in reasonably good time. I has a strong finish which meant I was only 5 seconds slower than my PB and am happy with it considering that I am consolidating the gains I have made in the last month.
Just as an aside over the last month I have been having an increasing pain in my right elbow which my Mum thinks is tennis elbow. I haven't seen the doctor for it yet. Picking anything up is fairly painful. However when I run I don't have an issue. I think that is because the running action doesn't involve the elbow joint moving too much but I think it is also because the other aches and pains I get when pushing myself in a hard run probably masks the elbow issues.
Anyway happy running all and I am planning on watching the Hobbit this evening with my Mrs which is what inspired the title for this post!
Here is a link to today's run: