Forgot to mention yesterday that the main reason I swapped today’s 16k run with yesterdays 6k run was because Michelle was running in the 8k “Mothers Day Classic” – Two laps of “The Tan” with a bit tacked on.
I now know why the long run for the week is followed by a rest day -I bloody ache and I have a slight strain on the inside of my right calf. Up at 5:30am for a 6k run and whilst I was in a bit of pain and felt lethargic, I still managed what is fast becoming regular occurrence -5:20minute/k’s.
Anyway, back to Michelle; this was her first major race that had more than a few hundred runners – I believe there are about 8-10,000. Prior to today she has only run 3 times in the last 2 weeks – 2 x 5k and a 3k, so I thought she would struggle to get under 48 minutes, especially considering that she had to climb Anderson Street twice.
As you can see she just got under 48 minutes and even commented on the fact that she had to dance around a few people at the start!
Not a bad goodie bag either – a couple of hand warmers, dry shampoo (must be for me!), an apple, large water bottle, The Sunday Herald, a medal and an energy bar.
Edit – I got my own goodie bag from my MIL – homemade apple pie -yum