Really wasn’t sure how today’s race would go, coming at the end of my second 80+ mile week of training, but was hoping I might be able to hit 5:30 or lower. Legs felt tired from the start but I pushed on and tried not to lose concentration and slow. Passed the halfway point dead-on time at 2:45, so knuckled down and pushed hard to try and get every bit of speed out of my heavy legs.
Official time 5:30.8 which I’m really pleased with given my mileage over the past few weeks. Unlike the Westminster Mile a few weeks ago I didn’t feel like I was going all-out – the tiredness in my legs was preventing that. I therefore think I might be good for a couple of extra seconds on fresh legs.
Great race too, good organisation, nice crowd support, and all for free! Great stuff.
|1||5:33 min/mi||188||1 ft|
|Total||5:31||1.0 mi||5:31 min/mi||188|
|1||5:30||0.99 mi||5:33 min/mi||188|