Grovelling apologies again for lack of communication over the last 3 weeks or so. Not sure why, have had the time but somehow not the inclination to blog, why does that happen?
Running has continued in the same sort of pattern, 45ish miles a week targeted towards the Wissey half marathon which was yesterday. This was the first race for one of my daughters and so proud of her, she ran with a cousin and they both looked in good form at the end. Time of 2.10.48 which I think is great after 6 months running. She is already looking at other races. With luck my other daughter who has had some injury problems will join us for the next one.
One of my nieces also ran this one and she is a 24 year old personal trainer, I'd seen quite a few of her training times and so we had decided to run together if we could but with both of us to run our own races if we split and couldn't hold pace, definitely a competitive edge. I had a feeling that it may have been me trailing in last, certainly over 10k she would whoop me but just the extra mileage may be the saver for me.
First couple of miles we ran at about 7.23 and then she left me! I thought it would be the last I saw of her and I just tried to keep to that pace for as long as I could. At about 5 miles I started to close on her and then quite quickly caught her, her pace had dropped right off and she eventually dropped behind me. I finished in 1.39.20 and she came in just over the 1.45 mark. Still good running. I think it will be the last time it happens as I know she will train harder next time we repeat. The baton will be passed over graciously.
Then back to my daughter's house which is only a mile from the start/finish for a welcome barbecue. Great day with lots of family gathered.
So a rest day and a bit of a cutback week, still undecided what we are doing in regards to moving etc. but I am sprucing bathroom and ensuite this week, mostly paint but with a bit of tiling/grouting and some flooring to replace.
Have a good week all
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