|Waiting for the City to Surf start|
Most of my club-mates ran very well, exceeding or meeting their goal times, and I was pleased for them. It's not an easy race, and you have to prepare well and hang in there, to get a good time. I don't think I did either particularly well. Of course, I've only been back running for two weeks and only done any significant training this week, so I can rationalise my 63:03 time (4:30 mins/km) as about right for my fitness. However, I didn't enjoy it. From the start, where we stood around for over an hour in the cool morning air, I did not feel like I was travelling well. My sore right arch hurt a bit, and my running form was poor, maybe partly due to the tempo run yesterday that left me a little stiff and sore.
|Heading through the tunnel|
Some long easy runs would help me get fit more quickly, but I'm worried that my arch injury is still causing some pain and it might be unwise to test it further at the moment. I will have an easy day tomorrow and then decide what is wise training for the balance of the week.