Running7:30  1.5 km (5:00 / km) +20m4:41 / km shoes: Nike Pegs 35 #blue
Jog home x
Running warm up/down 25:45 4.32 km (5:58 / km) +5m5:55 / km ahr:164 max:182 shoes: Nike Pegs 35 #blue
Warm up, foot feeling nicely iced in the cold.
Running race 13:01 4.05 km (3:13 / km) +60m3:00 / km ahr:183 max:188 shoes: Saucony Havok XC 2
Scottish National Short Course: +1:07 on Butchy - 37th 5 seconds per kilometer slower than when I did it on the same course two years ago in similar conditions.
Makes sense when I've been cross training for the last 4 weeks I suppose. I ran better than I was expecting too which is always pretty good fun. Started cautiously (for the first 50m) but then realised I was pretty far back and so pushed hard to try get out of the masses of people (so potentially messed that up a wee bit).
Put the car in gear grind and just got on with hurting for the next 3km. Had to take the foot off the gas a wee bit on the end of the 2nd/start of the 3rd km because I was pretty close to popping. Callum Tharme started to die in the distance and that helped a lot with my race as I could then just focus on reeeeeling him in and just about managed it before the line.
Legs felt horribly slow, with a pretty low cadence in comparison to normal, chest felt super tight and not fun. Think my heart rate wasn't quite as high as it could have been either but just need to get back in the groove and the problems will disappear.
BUZZING to be back racing, hurt not being able to run last weekend at the Scottish Unis. So the good news is that the foot hasn't had any issues during or since the race.
Will start to bring some running back into my programme and then onwards and upwards. Need to find my running legs again!
Running warm up/down 23:11 4.01 km (5:47 / km) +34m5:33 / km ahr:166 max:174 shoes: Nike Pegs 35 #blue
Warm down, foot still feeling surprisingly great. More sensitive than it would have been, don't get me wrong, but pretty bloody good!