Fri- 2.5k swim
Sat – 30min jog + strides + drills
Sun – Brookes 10k
Mon – AM: 75min run, pm: gym/core

So Brooks 10k came and went. It was an ok race, and nothing went horribly wrong, nothing went totally right. I think it just kind of ‘went.’ 10arrived, the gun sounded, and off I ran. And quite frankly, I somehow couldn’t really be bothered. I carried on running until I crossed the line. I didn’t do so particuarly slowly, but nor was I particuarly fast either.

I think maybe this time around (10k cherry-popping – excluding the strange experiment that was Firle) it was all about learning how to pace. The last few races i’ve done, i’ve gone off the start line way too fast, so I was concentrating on that.

Races don’t feel like races right now – everything just feels like a bit of extra training. I keep lining up at the start and wondering why the hell i’m even there. Yesterday was a good run, but certainly not my best. As exemplified by my happy little 8mile joglet this morning. It was a pretty slow one, but if i’d races well yesterday I wouldn’t have been up for it.

With off-season fully in swing, it’s time to hang up the race shoes and work on endurance, technique and strength. A little bit of training-racing wouldn’t go amiss, but lets leave the real hard efforts for a couple of months. If I feel like I did on the start line yesterday in a few months, I certainly won’t be making myself proud.

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist and copywriter with a year’s worth of experience as a local hack, and just under two years’ of experience working in the marketing department for a highstreet retailer. I currently work at Cycling Weekly, previous to this I was the editor at Total Women's Cycling. I do a little freelance writing alongside my job, and have written for Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Sussex Sport, Basingstoke Gazette newspaper, the Brighton Argus, Steve Hart Photography and 2LK Design. I blog to record the activities in my life which I don’t want to forget when I’m old and wrinkly (let’s hope the internet never melts down – but it seems safer than a notebook) – to let old friends and family know what I’m up to, and because I enjoy playing with words. I’m always looking for new projects – and you can email me should you ever need someone with an energetic passion for word doodling. Email: Twitter: @RideWriteRepeat Instagram: @RideWriteRepeat

0 comments on “So-So

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: