MOTA-VATION SERIES ….
So what is it??? This is a series of 5 races organised by one of the local running clubs ran on the first thurs of the month during summer months!! So basically we get to compete (I say that like I’m an athlete ….. To me it means I get to pin on a number and pretend I’m Paula Radcliffe for an hour)!!
How far …. The races are 4.1 (ish) miles and are at different locations each month! I’m only 9 months into my running club life so this is the first time I’ve run in them!
So this was race number 2 …. Bletchingdon!!!
POST NIGHT SHIFT!
So I have learned that hubby had no concept of night shift! I love him dearly …. But man he’s noisey!! Then it didn’t help that I needed to take him to the airport on Wednesday then work another shift ….. Then on Thursday EVERYONE called me …. Literally everyone!
So I got up and considered not running ….. But as it’s in club champs I went along just a to get a few points at least!!
As always was in a field ….. FULL OF COW PAT! And when I say full …. I literally felt like if raced before I started dodging them all!
As always …. A million women trying to nervous wee!! And with only one cubicle working …. I only just made it to the start!!!
These are the only 2 negatives ….. The race was FANTASTIC!!
ROUTE ….. I had been warned was hilly!! I would say it was up and down but nothing too drastic!
RESULT …. I started off with my friend Joely ….. She’s AWESOME!! so was pretty impressed that I was keeping a half decent pace with her! We overtook lots which makes me a little bit more determined!! We did giggle going up a hill that one women said “wow …. Good effort” …. Think the sound of my puffing/panting and general wheeze like sound made her think I was trying to give myself a heart attack more than finish the run!!
But I kept going …. And SMASHED my 5k PB and did the race with average pace of 8:40!!
I was bouncing off the walls with excitement!! And the best bit ….. I had the best nights sleep in 4 days …. I got 9 whole hours!!
I wouldn’t recommend a sleep deprived run fuelled with coffee and crisps ….. Bit I’m glad I got up and went!!
LESSON ….. get up and do it ….. You might surprise yourself!!!!!
Ps. Thanks to Kindlington running club for the race …. Well organised, fab marshalls and support with awesome turnout! Can’t wait for next month!!