Despite having a 10k to race tomorrow I still made it to parkrun this morning. I had planned to use this as an extra tempo run and I am quite glad I did. Much like a couple of weeks ago there were patches of ice on the course and the wind was bitterly cold. Had I been trying to race it I would have been disappointed with my result. As it was I skipped over the line ahead of target and even finished second female (most of the fast people weren’t there this week) in a time of 29:14.
This afternoon I went with Laura to something that has become a bit of a tradition between us (twice counts as a tradition right?). Which was to walk the course before I run it tomorrow. It does help when running in an area you’ve never been to before to have some idea where you are going. We saw lots of runners, we asked one girl who had stopped if she was doing the 10k tomorrow but it seemed that today had been her very first run. I hope I sounded encouraging when I told her to keep it up. Random girl if your reading this, I really did mean it, you did great.
So all that remains now is for me to turn up and run now. This will be the furthest I’ve ever raced. Wish me luck.