Up early for the drive down to Windsor, arriving before 10 for a 1 o'clock start!
After a doze in the car it was off to the forum tent.
I shall probably forget to mention someone, but it was great to see XB,poddler,yumyum and family, Berry, Ailsa, Larry. Meldy.Sluggy and Mr Slug all WAISTers. And of course BB. and BD who organised the whole thing. And there was Fraggle and family and tinribs and XFR bear and ........
And the race?
I started at the back with More of a Tortoise and Bodjit with the original intention of run a mile walk a minute but I had not taken into account the HILLS and the HEAT.
I remembered XB saying he was planning to run it comfortably at a set HR as he is doing 2 more halves over the next 2 weeks. And Bodjit saying she was just going to base it. So I decided to run at 'base pace' around about 145 and walk up the hills if HR went above that.
I felt much more in control now and chugged along, passing a few people now and again, but going rather slowly - data will follow once I get home.
It now became a lovely jog in the park up to about 10 miles. After that I couldn't keep the running going even when the HRM said I should.
But I did see the scenery - including the deer, which the fast peeps missed.
Time? Another PW 3:09:22
Post mortem later.
Sorry for those reading a disappearing blog, I have discovered that if you edit a post it disappears and I had to save this as draft while I cooked tea!
So first of all the numbers from yesterday:
stats are from garmin, final time is from chip time
So ...... what this says to me is that I need to do more longer runs before I venture onto the half marathon course again and that Worksop is DEFINITELY not a place for a longer run - I would be so far off the back with a sweeper ambulance chugging behind me it would be very miserable.
Base train from now until Brass Monkey - 4 months - trying to get out 4 or 5 times a week, with a club run most Wednesdays and a longer run at the weekend with TP. I have to be realistic, I am not going to get out every day and so there is no point in aiming for something I will fail at.
Aiming to be doing at least 10 miles on the long run by November and then weekly.
to lose at least 1½ stone by Brass Monkey [after listening to yet another item on diabetes, I know I have all the prerequisites - except being totally sedentary- I HAVE to lose weight I am well obese - much more overweight than anyone else in our clan here].
I know I can count on your support in this - and I will need it!