Spring into Shape I today. Weather forecast was for rain and wind. Wind, check (especially in the latter stages), rain, no.
First 3 km were ok, even ran up the hills. Did the first 4 in about 28 minutes. The second 4 k were much more challenging – legs burning, very stiff headwind, had to take many walk breaks. The last 2 or so k I ran the lot, even up the last hill, until I caught a whiff of barbecue and nearly hurled. Strong running finish, should be a good photo.
The time was a bit slower than I’d hoped, but still, it is my first 8 km so it is a jumping off point and the times should get better from here, especially since I am now allowed to do a bit of speed training, I am very happy about this.
I got sunburned, I couldn’t find my lucky running cap and neglected to put on sunscreen. Bad Sassy. Bad, bad Sassy 🙂
Very weary post race, nearly collapsed into bed but had some lunch and kept going. Went to see a charming french film called “Welcome to the Sticks”, then had a little nap. Legs aching now. Very hungry, need dinner.
Pre-race breakfast was a small bowl of rice bubbles, no fruit, which stopped the runners runs.
It is a big learning curve…….
Sassy signing off.