Friday, 22 June 2012

My first official race!!

Well tomorrow brings my first official race - a 10K in Manchester - called "We Love Manchester 10K"
The weather in England has been absolutely dreadful of late with huge downpours and big storms.
Not ideal running weather!!
So I've been doing most of my running inside on the treadmill at the Gym.
I did a 10K in just below 44 minutes which felt OK.
I started off at a 9mph pace and did that for 5K, but struggled to sustain it, so dropped to 8mph which felt much easier. Hence on Sunday I'll aim somewhere in between and then hopefully pick up faster nearer the end.
In general the training's going well, although I've picked up a slight niggle with my left foot which is a little sore, bit I'm hoping nothing too serious.
Fingers crossed it doesn't rain too hard tomorrow.
I'm actually quite nervous about the race. I've played football in front of tens of thousands of people, but I know tomorrow I'll be nervous for the race and the adrenalin will really be pumping.
Bring it own!!

Here's one of my favourite tracks from one of my all time favourite bands.
Keane are probably the most underrated groups in pop music history.
IMHO they are so much better than Coldplay - but never received the same adulation.
There is no justice in the world!!

Keane - Nothing In My Way

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