A bit of a disaster!
A race with my friend Leigh and the last training run before I hit the 24hr event on June 23/24th. I had a bad build up of low level running, overworked and a bit stressed. With this race I started off with the wrong attitude. The pollen in the carpark was also high and my guts still hadn’t recovered properly.
I ran a very slow 38.53 which was a slight improvement on Wallingford 10k but by no means a good enough effort from me. I let the ladies go by me to avoid pressure and knowing it was won in late 37’s something I was more than capable of. It was a poor run but downgraded expectations and still beneficial training. Since going long the shorter stuff naturally have taken a hit and why I didn’t worry too much on the outcome. With the hills and people to run with this gave me balance.