The morning after the Marathon day before, I realised that I could walk downstairs and so had no excuse for not running the BUPA 10k.
As it was a beautiful day and with the course taking runners past some of the emblematic sights of London, I went along expecting that I might have to drop out. The first 2k made me ask myself why was I doing this but as the race went on I found it easier and eventually was running sub-4m40s 1kms which surprised and pleased me. The final time of 47m 46s (according to my watch) while not a PB by any means, was quite respectable given the previous day’s Marathon.
Finished the Edinburgh Marathon.
Time was 3 hours 44 minutes 55 seconds – I had decided to go 3h 45m when I saw the weather. Lovely day but not the best for me.
Bit of a gap I know.
Since the last post, I ran another of the Regents Park Summer 10k (nice day as you can see from the photo) but in my slowest time for nearly 2 years which was rather disappointing. Went down ill next day so perhaps there’s an excuse in there somewhere.
Last weekend ran a gentle 10 mile round local park only to get knee troubles – a visit to the physio confirmed the return of ITB problems. Hoepfully he’s done enough to prevent recurrence as its barely 10 days before the Edinburgh Marathon.
Trying to get back in to the swing of things : Ran a slow half marathon round the local park in a few minutes over 1h 50min. Still some after effects of last weekend’s marathon making it feel harder than it should have been.