13th Jan… The first ‘race’ of the season was a joy! Oh my Obelisk was a 13.2 mile trail run with a fair bit of up and down in it. I was 48th out of 170ish people… so in my usual top 25%ish performance. The plan was to take it steady and build some leg strength while, probably, running a bit faster than I normally would and getting a shiny medal. Tick.
Into the second race of the season. Braunton 10. Another race with a few challenging hills. 9th in AG and about a minute pb. 48th overall out of 200 something people. A good race but the combination of both weekends has left me feeling a bit out of sorts! I’m always slow out of the gates and hauling my 85k frame up hills is an effort. Once on the flat I can usually churn out the miles. Quite pleased with the result considering last weekend and that I tried to keep a constant HR between 150 and 160.
Time to concentrate on recovery and get some swimming in for my next outing at Taunton Aquathon.