The Great South Run and Beyond by hfry

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I have been running for a number of years now and this will be the third year in the Great South Run. I am hoping to start to increase the speed of my...

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Started: 21 Sep 2011

Last post: 14 Jul 2014

  • I did it

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    Jul1420148:38 a.m.

    Well it is all over and it well very well. I am over the moon with the swim, no panicking and was able to swim to my plan. After about 3 lengths I wanted to shout to my family watching, look at me I ma doing great! The pool was nice a big and my lane had simmers also most exactly the same speed as me so it made it feel very calm. I had walked through transition a couple of times when I arrived and also at home, which I think has really helped me know what to do next. So again all felt calm and the transition area was lovely and large. So by the time I was out on my bike I felt great and thought to myself if it all goes wrong now I am still very pleased because my swim was so much better.

     Once out of the city the cycle is on pretty quiet country lanes, with just one hill.  The cycle really felt like one of my training rides, as I only had one other cyclist in front of me, so I just kept telling myself keep pedalling.  I had a couple of supports out on the cycle cheering me on which really spurred me on and also the lady just ahead of me had her husband and children in car appearing every so often to cheer her one and also gave me some encouragement. The bike transition was again fine and the run was so hard , for the first 2k I thought I would never make it to the half way mark and water but once I was at the half way turning point I suddenly  was running along very happily  and ran all the way back feeling pretty OK.   The sun shone for the day and the event was very well organised, everyone was very friendly and relaxed  and I am chuffed to bits.

    Today fees like end of term as no training plan to follow, I am very much in holiday mode, although not on holiday. It feels so good that all my training paid off on the day. Thanks for all your support and encouragement it really does help.

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