Thanks so much for all your love after yesterday’s disastrous afternoon! I am as mad as a cut snake (gosh I love that expression), but whatever. It’ll be funny later.
Today, I raced. But not very well!
I’ve been working on the whole 10km thing for awhile now. This year’s goal
was is to get as close to a 45 minute 10km time as I can. I don’t expect to get there straight away, but with a PB of 50:20 mid last year, I was hopeful of some improvement. Especially with the brutal interval training I’ve been doing.
We runners are always trying to improve, and we expect that process to be linear, but this morning was a nice reality check for me.
Between a non-functioning Garmin, shorts in the wash, a last minute race sign-up, Friday’s 5km, yesterday’s shenanigans, and generally feeling blah over the past few weeks, I probably should have twigged that I wasn’t in top shape.
Though the knee pain, shin splints, soggy shoes and sluggish warm-up might have been a give-away.
With no watch, plan B was to find a pace that felt right, and find someone to chase. He shall now be known as visor guy.
Visor guy beat me in the end. I had nothing left to give, and over the last 2km, he pulled away. I found him later – he ran 51:30.
These legs were not happy today. I guess that’s a sign.
I don’t know what the sign means.
Mr The Rake and I went to see Life of Pi in 3D. Trippy.
When was your last ‘bad’ race?
What do you do when your running feels sluggish?
Do you get up early to train?