Friday 29 March 2013

New Year - Start Blogging Again!

OK - not been here for a while!  

Got married last October then raced the Valencia Marathon 3 weeks later!  Marathon went ok and pb'd with 2hr 49 but didn't feel that great.  With the wedding and everything I peaked my training too early then was a bit stale by the time I raced.  Glad to do it though.

I've also spent the last year doing my level 3 triathlon coaching course.  It came to an end in November when I handed my course work in so now I just wait for the outcome!

Races so far this year have been Dewsbury 10k where I finished 4th in 36.06.  About where I expected to be.  Felt good and could probably keep that pace going for 10 miles but had no change of pace!  Before this race I was due to run the Helsby Half but it got cancelled due to snow.  Gutted but also slightly relieved as I didn't feel I was fully fit.

Wrexham Half Marathon was next in February and that went really well.  I won it and equaled my pb in 78.32 and set a course record!  I feel I could have gone faster too!

A month later and it was the Wilmslow Half Marathon.  What different weather compared to last year!  Last year was boiling hot and this year it was freezing cold and we were lucky it didn't get cancelled.  There was snow all over the north west except for in Wilmslow!  I had a great race - for once I didn't start off too fast and held back.  I was in 4th place until the last 3 miles when I caught up to 2 other girls.  I ran in a group with them which also included 3 men then I picked it up in the final 200m to come in in 2nd place and a new pb of 77.03!  I was so pleased!  I hadn't eased back for this race and feel there is a lot more to come at this distance!!

London Marathon next in 4 weeks time - all looking good so far!

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