My first race in double digits this was going to be an interesting run. I did feel some slight pressure especially with it being a local race and half hoped to dip under 60 minutes. A full packed race at the startline and a lot of local recognised faces. I had no other expectations apart from the desire to finish and seeing a rival who I just nipped at the finish line in the Great South 10 miles in October knew she would be strong.
The race felt okay and comfortable running just shy of 6 min miling and progressed nicely into some quicker sections, I was elated to get into the 10k still feeling good although always in sight was the leading lady. Maybe there was no desire to push or part of me felt stick with the plan don’t over do it as this race is about “ progression”. Slipping a few times to 6:10/6:15 pace I did feel frustrated and had to dig deep in particular for the last 2 miles which
Slipping a few times to 6:10/6:15 pace I did feel frustrated and had to dig deep in particular for the last 2 miles which have twists and turns and across an uneven field. I just needed to hang on for 2nd place. Something I managed to achieve and crossing the line with a push in 60:40 which was hard for me but still my best finish at the local race. On reflection the winning time today was slower than my last years time and I also felt dreadful last year but this year in control. Came away feeling positive and that my England 100k may just be back on track.
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