Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Low key win in Easter road race

The chinese have a proverb that says a march of a 1000 miles starts with a single step and running a local 10k road race over easter felt like the single step on the journey towards my next marathon. 2008 has not been great so far so it was a relief to lace up the racers and get back into competition on a cold windy day at the Yeovilton air station.

A small group started steadily and went through 4k in around 13 minutes at which point I decided to pick up the pace up into the wind and opened up a lead. The long back stretch to 8k was almost all into the wind and so it felt good to reel off 5 minute miles in relative comfort and finish in one piece.

The legs feel fine this morning apart from slightly tight calf muscles as a result of wearing skinny racers for the first time in ages. Bigger battles lie ahead so its head down for a month of solid training now.

In the news:
Western Daily Press

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