Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Sheriffmuir 11 miler

I was v unsure whether to do this race or not and got it wrong
I had had a sore lateral R ankle the previous few days and it wasnt quite right. I di a 1/2 m warmup and could feel it but decided to give it a go anyway
I could feel the ankle the whole way and was pleased to finish the race at all.
I dont think my energy levels were great anyway but I was disappointed with my pace and time. I finished 6th in 74.19 and was hobbling around and feeling sorry for myself immediately after.
Since then I have rested it and dont know when it will be OK to run on.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Comrie fortnight hill race

This 5 mile loop north of Comrie used to be promoted as a fun run. It wasnt and it isnt however what it is is a good wee race that gets you working hard all the way round.
It was a lovely evening and the course was in great condition. Will headed off and I kept visual until about 2 miles when he took an unintended shortcut!
I ran really well(how often can I say that) the whole way round to finish in 2nd place with a pb of 34.42 and I really enjoyed it. A few others took the wrong turn that Will did but it didnt really make much difference and I would still have been a long way behind Will.
We retired to the pub afterwards so it was a cracking evening all round.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Helensburgh half marathon

1 hour 25min 54sec.
I went over for this race on my own. It was the 3rd time I've done this well organised sl undulating race but not since 2006.
I have spent the last week feeling v tired after the long run a week ago so wasnt sure what to expect.
I set off at 6.30 pace and with the exception of a couple of miles more or less maintained that. I finished well overtaking 2-3 runners in the last couple of miles which is a good sign. Although this is the slowest I have run this race I was v pleased as my time was the upper part of my aspirations for the day.
4 days to recover for the Comrie fortnight hill race!