With more training events coming up and less than 2 months to my first individual race it has been nice to consolidate some training and start to get some solid miles under my feet.
I have now been running to and from work for just over a week and my ankle has been feeling good, but untested. I had entered the GEAR 10k run last week as I felt my ankle was getting to strength but was unsure how it would react under some pace (well my pace, so pace of sorts!!)
I knew that the winners would be going 31ish for the 10 and although I hope to be there soon I was just looking for a pain free run and to go about 37 or 38 with a bit of pace off the line and maybe a quicker final k. I knew Oli was racing so hoped I could keep with him for the first few K although as he has been flying recently didn't expect to stay with him.
1st 5k were quick, 2nd 5k a struggle and really felt the lack of fitness and miles in my legs!! The ankle held up well with just some pain from my calfs due to lo mileage over winter and all the running I had done recently.
V pleased with the 36:13 time and a great marker for the season. Now I know I have lost little but endurance since pre-op fitness 2010 could be a good year........
- As an ex-National League Basketball player I took up triathlon as a development from cross training. I won my first Sprint distance race and placed second in my first Olympic distance. Since then I have raced the UK Elite Superseries coming 24th in the National Elite Champs, raced Vegas 70.3 WChamps and helped Paratriathlete Iain Dawson to World, European and National Titles. In 2011 I obtained Pro authorisation from the BTF and am pushing my development by stepping up to top level competition in 2012. Aside from this I am a L1 Swim and Tri coach and Professional Lloyds Broker.