Countdown to race day - 20 days to go

Published September 18, 2010

This definitely was a crazy idea. But still, sponsor me, won’t you? Lots of very kind and lovely people have sponsored me already, and I am very grateful.

Although that does mean the pressure is on. The numbers are moving in the right direction, but it is still quite rubbish.

T minus 30 days

  • Total distance - 5.02km
  • Total moving time - 45:49
  • Average moving speed - 6.57km/h

Really terrible run. Didn’t feel energised and legs hurt almost straight away. Also appear to have injured something in my right ankle. Still, it’s my third official 5k distance.

T minus 28 days

  • Total distance - 5.00km
  • Total moving time - 44:49
  • Average moving speed - 6.69km/h

Please, please, please, please, please tell me it gets better than this.

T minus 25 days

  • Total distance - 5.02km
  • Total moving time - 46:08
  • Average moving speed - 6.45km/h

Worst ever! Grrrrrr. If it’s not better next time, I just don’t know what I’m going to do.

T minus 21 days

  • Total distance - 5.07km
  • Total moving time - 43:28
  • Average moving speed - 6.56km/h

I don’t know if it was the nap, the food or the music, but this was so much better. Why can’t they all be like this? I always seem to get a good run just when I’m thinking it’s all hopeless. Roll on next week.

I am beginning to formulate goals for the race, and I pretty much know what they are, but I’m waiting to see whether I can get the time down any more before I set anything specific. My guess is I can’t, but we shall see. It’s starting to get cold out now, and I’ve been double layering. I’m definitely going to have to find some actual running gear soon.

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