Another weekend, an additional race. Truthfully, after this one I’m going to place my feet up. Or return to typical training, anyhow. I would certainly registered ages ago for the Ealing Eagles 10km race, and though my legs are still a little leaden from the previous 2 weekend breaks (marathon complied with by 21.5 miles) it behaved to do something a bit faster.
Well, I state great … really I obtained a stitch after concerning 2km as well as lugged it about with me for the remainder of the method. I’m condemning that directly on two weeks of post-marathon gluttony. It was an exceptionally well-organised, friendly, neighborhood occasion, begun by neighborhood celebrities James Cracknell, which was coincidentally the visitor on last week’s Endurance Talk podcast, on which I additionally quickly appeared. Considering that he had not been running, he really did not get a high 5 from an eagle. Or perhaps an aquatic bird. I don’t prefer to cast aspersions on the club mascot, yet I did above one kid suggesting vehemently with her papa that “dat not eagle, dat penguin!”
The training course is 3 laps (one shorter, two full) around Gunnersbury Park, with a lot of motivating spectators as well as uplifting marshals. For once I took care of to persuade my youngsters to come as well as see, helped by the possibility of a play ground near the startline and also the assurance of a pizza after – and also my word just what a pizza it was also. Santa Maria, Ealing. Best pizza I have actually had outside Naples.
So, um, back to the race. I completed in 41m 25sec, nowhere near my PB, yet that was never ever visiting be the objective the other day. It’s nice to just try as well as obtain the legs relocating much faster again, and also bag a 3rd place prize right into the bargain. Though my three years of age cases that since I acquired among those currently work week, this one is all hers.
So how was your weekend running, back to typical after an endurance, or racing at the Manchester 10km? Maybe you even apprehended a glance there of Haile, which announced his competitive retired life after the race – or aligned along with an unbelievable sportsmen, 68-year old Angela Copson who shattered the world age record in 40m 30sec? Or did you do the Hackney half marathon? As constantly, come as well as share your ventures here the line.