So, it turns out that hobbling around the office at work all day on stiff legs doesn’t garner anywhere near as much attention or sympathy as I was hoping for.
Yesterday I ran the Cardiff 10k and after two weeks with little to no exercise I was pretty astonished I finished it, but finish it I did.
My gun to chip time (we had micro chips on our ankles) was 1 hour 11 minutes 24 seconds, but I think my chip to chip time (start post to finish post) should be a little better given that I was near the back and didn’t start running on the gun. [UPDATE: Chip to chip time 1 hour, 9 mins, 25 secs)
Surprising, the run didn’t suck. As my brother predicted, the atmosphere on the day got me rather buoyed up and definitely helped, though road running definitely takes it out on your knees and I’m suffering today.
Though I did rather enjoy this run, 20km on 21st October for the Birmingham half marathon still feels like a daunting task, but I’m still going to attempt it. I’ve been advised to get in some good, long runs prior to the date, so this weekend I’ll try a solid couple of hours on the treadmill. But right now I’m just enjoying the achievement of the 10k and waiting for my calves to stop aching.
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