Race, what race?

June 25, 2013

Oh dear, oh dear. I was on my way to meet some friends on Saturday evening, about 5.30pm, when I saw a few women in the familiar pink race for life t-shirts. ‘Oh,’ I thought to myself, ‘Is there another 10k on today somewhere?’ I was surprised, as my race for life was on the Sunday and thought it was unusual to have two, so close together.

Then, I checked online and of course, I’d made a really stupid mistake and had missed my run. I was so cross with myself and confessed to my friends who both sympathised and laughed at the same time.

On the plus side, it meant that I didn’t say no to a glass of wine with my pasta and it meant I double checked when my next race is, and low and behold, I’d got the date wrong for that one too.

So, no running Saturday – I’d gone for a swim instead to take it easy ahead of the race – or Sunday. I was back out today, and didn’t really push it too much. I did a one hill route, didn’t manage to get my speed up above an 8:30 minute mile. Still, the sun was shining, I had my shades on and enough water.

The first couple of miles were a bit tough, I’m always sluggish after not running for a couple of days, so it was good to get back and loosen up again. Back to the speed work this week, need to try to bring my times back down again.

 Today’s stats: 6.2 miles, 53:46 

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