All day yesterday I had butterflies in my stomach,trying to balance meals properly for my first race of the year.
Around 5.89 miles long and even though I knew maybe I wasn't on top form but thought maybe I would have beaten last years time ..but didn't....
Around 23 seconds slower than last years time when I was hoping to be a few minutes quicker.
This year thing's have got to change if I want to improve on my running,lots of improvements to make and not just hoping I will just get better without trying....
Mile one: All uphill and as everyone keeps saying don't go of to fast guess what? oh yes I did.
8.33 pace I felt tired at the top......
Mile two: Great all down hill just went with the flow.. 7.56 pace
Mile 3: Towards the end of this mile I got stitch,really bad oh no it must have been that large bag of chips+sausage I had for lunch or maybe that donut,teacake with butter jam or toast with butter and jam 2 hour before the race.7.44 pace
Mile 4: Really bad stitch and I though to myself when will it go?
will i finish my race?
Mile 5: New lease of life now where did this come from?
Stitch went and I started to feel good again all the way to the end,8.10 pace
Last bit of the race: 5.8 Great but tired,very tired.8.20 pace .
Not a good run,slower than last year but I'm letting this one go.Moving on hopefully.....
I learned a lot from last night's race.
I hate racing!!!!
I hate pushing myself
I had far to much to eat all day
I have to pace myself better
I need to drink more water
I need to cut down on cakes and biscuits
I need to loses some weight 1-2 stone for racing
I need to change all above
Add lots and lots of core strength exercises....
4 Weeks till my next race hopefully a much better blog post but will I learn from this race? probably not .....