Well today was the first race of the season and also a bit of a tester for my nearly heeled (do you like what I did there?) plantar fasciitis. The Wellingborough MT – 10km is the first part of a three race series run at Irchester Park in Northamptonshire and boy was it cold!
I used to run cross-country races regularly until my late teens but haven’t done anything like this really since then so it was a bit of a blast from the past doing this race. It was good fun though, deliberately ran the first lap easy to see how I felt and was quite nice to be passing people throughout the whole of the second lap. Came in at sub 50 which I was pretty pleased with considering I was struggling to walk a few months ago. All in all and good day out and has given me a really good confidence boost for the main event in April.
Results are here Wellingborough MT Round 1 results
Well, I’ve made it through the first week of training. After the two shorter runs in the week a 30 mile bike ride yesterday and a 5 mile run today completed a fairly successful week. All targets were met, heel is still a bit sore but the slower I run the better it feels – which is a bit of a strange concept for me. Might have to stop wearing my watch when I run as I’m terrible for speeding up if I think my times seem a bit slow.
Had a nice ride 30 mile bike ride yesterday with a short tea stop. That’s the problem with riding past Salcey Forest Cafe – there’s always a cup of tea with my name on it!
The run today was a bit slower than I wanted but with plantar fasciits still causing problems beggars can’t be choosers so completing was good enough – bit of ice afterwards sorted it out. Off road seems to be the way to go so might have a go at the Wellingborough MT next week.