It was my initial plan to put together this first blog post last weekend to coincide with my first race of the season, like all best laid plans I only completed half of what I intended to. Now I find myself sitting in the garden, in the sun, a week later wondering how to start my first post and not bore anyone to death.
The Midland counties twelve stage road relays at Sutton park was actually supposed to be my second road race this year but illness put a stop to the first race so 5.3 miles was going to tell me where I currently was fitness wise. I had a fairly decent idea through what training I had done so far but things tend to go differently once race mode is engaged.
Compared to last years time I was only 36seconds slower which I was happy about considering last year I was marathon fit, half a stone lighter and hadn’t spent 3 weeks ill. What wasn’t so good was it taking almost as long to get out of the carpark as it did for our twelve runners to finish the race but that was soon forgotten about once in the pub enjoying a cold beer.
So there it is, my first post, just keeping it short. It will get more interesting I promise so check back in from time to time and see what’s going on.