Running race (Village Bakery) 1:11:54  21.16 km (3:24 / km) +73m 3:20 / km
ahr:171 max:196 slept:8.0 shoes: Nike Vaporfly Next%
had a pretty relaxed day saturday. got run in early and travelled down and arrived in wrexham about half 5. had some tacos for dinner and then a bit bowl of pasta around 2000. felt full when i went to sleep. woke up feeling pretty fresh. legs felt pretty good, probably 8/10 freshness. had plovernight oats around 0800. could have probably got to the start a bit earlier, was feeling a bit rushed getting number and queue for toilets were big. managed to get around 10 minutes to warm up. legs were feeling ok. start of the race went well. really big group just behind the leaders. i clocked that we're going too fast but i was feeling really good and felt effortless and was being carried along by the group. obviously false sense of ease. my average pace goal was 3:24 but i wanted to go out around 3:20 to compensate for drop off later but was clocking way faster but felt it best to stick with group for as long as i could. around 8km turned uphill and into wind and i lost group and started to go backwards a bit and got overtaken by some more people. there were some really tough kms in the last quarter of the race and i thought sub 1:12 was unlikely but couple of quick last kms got me there. overall happy, probably would have preferrred to run a more even race but think i did the right thing sticking with the big group. no injury worries. probably could have done with a banana or some more energy before the race. had huel and banana when finished.