My first 10k of 2016 : A week after London Marathon and it felt good to run. Time (unofficially) 45m 54s.
90th in my Category – and yes there were more than 90 in my category !
3h 41m 39s – not bad under the circumstances as I am still not 100% recovered from a very persistent cough/cold type thing. I think it may be my fastest London Marathon (but not my fastest overall).
Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me : Anyone else ?? Please ??
Do please sponsor me to raise much needed funds for the MS Trust on this my 21st Marathon & 8th consecutive London.
Lovely day but a bit on the chilly side. Time of 1h 39.02 secs was OK but could have been better, but for shoe laces coming undone & for my Garmin watch display going doolally. The pace information was wrong and the time run disappeared totally so I ran it ‘blind’ and had to feel for the pace. In practice I could – and should – have run 10-20 seconds a mile faster.
As with last year I was put in the start pen right at the front of the field and so for the first mile or so was being overtaken at speed by the really fast runners.
I’ll put some video up when it becomes available.
Well it seems that I came 7th in my Category (60+ Male) ….
Silence on the blog doesn’t mean no training ….. just my inability to get round to blogging !!
Been busy training since Florence Marathon at the end of November with 2 ‘intense’ weekday evening sessions & long runs of 12-21 miles at the weekend. Unfortunately I’ve been laid low for the last 2 weeks with a cold and following recommendations I have not been running. Today was the first run for a while and that was the Brighton Half Marathon : My time was nothing special but given the breezy conditions (making 4 degrees feel even colder) I am reasonably happy with 1h 38m.
Great day – beautiful weather. (See the gallery to show a few shots of the day).
And while I didn’t break the 3 hour 30 minute barrier, I did manage a ‘PB’ of 3h 35m 47s. Click here for the Florence Marathon Track.
Sitting in my B&B room resting post-pasta lunch and reflecting on recent weeks training and the fall that really hurt as you can see from the picture below. Apart my face (several stitches & sutures) I only had slight grazing on one hand & on knee : This did upset the last 3 weeks of training.
I hope all goes well tomorrow but it will be cold – apparently around 3 degrees at the start.