Friday 27 May 2011

Tri Grand Prix Race

Don't really know what was wrong with me at the race on Sunday. Just couldn't seem to keep my pace up on the bike. The course was 2 big laps and 1 smaller lap. Was doing ok on the first lap but then my speed just dropped along with my HR and couldn't seem to make myself go any quicker. Looking back at my Garmin data and my average speed was the same as I get when going for a long,steady bike. Oops!

When I came to the run my heart really wasn't in it and I just seemed to jog round.

All I can think is that somewhere in my subconscious I was a bit scared of bonking like I did so badly in my first middle distance race last year!

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Manchester 10k

On Sunday I represented the South in the elite race of the Manchester 10k. I did this race last year and was glad to be back again. A really nice race to do, even with the weather being a bit miserable.

A very average run for me but very glad I did it. I have no speed in my legs for 10k at the moment after marathon and middle distance tri training so I didn't have any high hopes of a great time. I finished really feeling like I could keep going at the same pace for a fair amount longer but during the race just had no change of pace. Needed the race and I'm now looking forward to my first triathlon of the season at the weekend!!