Saturday, May 01, 2010

TELL 10 km 2010

Despite saying and feeling with some conviction that I was not going to run hard today, in the end I did run pretty hard. Took off and was just going comfortably along and found the 2nd km was around 4:00 pace. That ended up being the fastest I would run, and most of the race I was going at about my former marathon race pace. It was hard. It was my present 10k race pace. And I ended up with a 42:32. This would be pretty close to a PW for the distance for me. Some guy had been sitting on my tail up the hill and coming towards the finish, and with about 100 m to go he passed me. I kicked down and was about to try and sprint to the line, and it hurt, and I only lasted a few strides and then just said "Ah, fuck off, have it mate!" It wasn't worth it. Nothing to gain, nothing to prove.

But on the up side, my legs felt fine. Arnaud in his comment to my earlier post is right; I have needed the time off to let my body recover. Ewen is right too. I am stuck in quicksand and need to really give myself a shake if I am going to get out of it. Not running used to be unbearable, but of late it has become not just bearable but easy. Too easy. Danger, danger, Will Robinson.

I must go for a run tomorrow.

18 comments:

Scott Brown said...

A few more runs and your body will demand that you hurt it again!

It's a good sign that your blogging again! A cry for help from the athlete deep inside, maybe?

Let us know how you get on Steve.

Ewen said...

Yes, you must do that tomorrow Steve! "Danger, danger, Will Robinson" dates you. That was a cool show.

Clairie said...

What a fluke I logged in to read blogs this morning (getting less and less time to do so!!). I was nodding my head reading through your recent posts - that could be ME talking!!

I got sick, then had dental work, then changed jobs etc etc now somewhere along the line I find myself six weeks of no training. Just a few runs here and there to keep my hand in it.
WTF!!!?? I was someone who would cut off my two arms if it meant I could continue running...now I just snooze in and choose the easy option.

No more!

Today I went to Pats session and it hurt, but I will be back running tomorrow and then Sunday just because I can. (resting on Monday is allowed!!)

Thanks for letting me know its not just me and that we can all have the humdrum doldrums with our running at various times - even fast people like you :)

Take care and I'll be back more regularly now just to check what you are up to.
xx
Clairie

David Haas said...

Hi,
I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?
David

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Scott Brown said...

Did you ever manage to go for that "Run Tomorrow" that you blogged about in 2010?

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