In Which I Get Back On Track (Not A Running Track, But Back On Track Running)
It’s been a fair few weeks since I didn’t start at Ironman UK and it took me a week or so to get my head sorted out and to get over the disappointment. York marathon is on the horizon however, so I can’t be too lazy.
I’ve not touched my bike or a swimming pool (my wet suit is still to get wet) and instead have been concentrating on running. I didn’t do much for the rest of July, but am over 50 miles so far for August. Aiming to finish on around 70-75, then to hit 100 in September, then try get under 4 hours for York marathon. Hence, #ProjectSub4 !!
My times over the last few years are:
Last week I had a steady 10 mile run planned after a 12 hour shift at work. I set off from work and ran towards Shipley with my Nike+ app on loud. When I got to 3 miles it said it’d run it in 24:59… Bit quicker than I normally go!
Then a little voice popped into my head saying ‘ooo, hurry it up a bit and you could get a new 10k PB..!’
Stupid voice, making me work hard.
But, I listened. And I ran quicker. And I hurt and sweat and wanted to stop, but I didn’t. And I did this:
A brand new personal best and MY FIRST EVER SUB 50 10k!!!
My mile splits perfectly negative, each mile quicker than the last:
No idea where that last one came from! Need to get a decent long run in this week of around 10-12 miles or so and keep working towards a sub 4 hour marathon and get back into regular blogging.
Hope you’ve not missed me too much..!