Tuesday 25 November 2008

On Sunday I competed in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k. During the week building up to the race I checked the weather forecast a few times and it wasn't looking good – lots of wind! I don't mind the cold or light rain but really didn't want it to be windy as I wanted to get a good time.

For the 6,000 or so of us taking part in the race we really lucked out. Cold but sunny and no wind!! Great running conditions. (Apparently it was grim everywhere else)! I had a really good race and got within 1 second of my pb clocking 35.53 and finishing 13th. I started off a bit too quick and went through 1k in 3.20! Luckily it didn't mess me up too much. I'm really pleased to get so close to my pb on my first race for almost 3 months – there's definitely a lot more to come.

Sunday 16 November 2008

Had a good break from training with a nice week away in Portugal. Tried to surf but not very good - had a lot of fun trying though! Managed to squeeze in a few morning runs on the beech!!

Back into full training now and have a 10k planned for next weekend in Leeds. Looking forward to it as it attracts quite a good field. Had a great training session last Tuesday so feeling confident.