To keep myself on track with my trainings I’ve decided to run at least 1 race in a month.
I’ve run a few races organised by Runthroughuk and I really enjoyed them. Really well organised races, chip timing, medal, banana , flapjacks and free race photos. Who needs more than this?
I headed to London early Saturday morning, because the races started at 10am. My train arrived to Waterloo well on time, then took the underground to get to Greenwich park.
Unfortunately the weather was horrible, and rained all day long.
The course was a 3 lap course in the beautiful Greenwich park. I don’t really like lap races, but 3 laps are not as bad. But at the end of each laps there was a massive hill.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect , because my last race was in New York, but I tried to do my best. I’ve decided to run as much as I can, then walk/run up that massive hill.
With that plan in mind my first 3km was well under 7mins/km, which I was pleased with it. Unfortunately because the weather was bad we didn’t have much crowed support but the marshalls were awesome.
After the first hill climb I realised that I do need to do much more hill training. There were loads of runners who easily run up the whole hill.
To be honest I’m pleased with my time, I’ve crossed the finish line in 1hr 14mins 7secs. Which is a bit better than my normal flat 10k time. My last 10k race was in Reading and I’ve finished that in 1hr 21mins.
Massive surprise. I’m starting to believe that cycling and swimming help with my cardio and it makes my running faster.
What’s your thoughts?
Finished the race with an awesome 7:26mins/km, and I’m really happy with that. There’s still place to improve and get better but slowly I’m getting there.