Meanwhile I'm trying to concentrate on getting back to regular training now that all my planned social events are out of the way. Monday's speed and hills session, a regular on the training Calendar and although we all moan about it, it feels great once we have completed it, Lister Lane hill reps. This session was no exception but despite the fact that it was very hot, we all put in great effort and supported each other to complete the required reps.
Wednesday brought us our second relay race, this time hosted by Abbey Runners, the Golden Acre Park Relay is once again teams of three runners but this time all runners complete the same route. Having missed the Washburn relay I was really looking forward to this one. Team events - in training or racing are always so much more enjoyable, I think it's the camaraderie more than competitive aspect that's appealing. This time was no exception as we had 6 teams entered. I hoped that having had a sports massage with Peter May the previous evening would help rather than hinder my run. I wasn't disappointed when as last runner for the team club mate Mick accompanied me around the course and I really felt I had a great run. When the results came out however, I was given a slightly slower time than last year, the first time I got to use the Garmin watch I got for my birthday in a race and it lost GPS in the wooded area so I hadn't got my own time but I really thought I would have been much quicker. I do have reservations about manual timing but hey I'll just have to set my sights on doing better next year!
|Team ERR at Golden Acre Park Relay|