I tackled the Aldridge 10K again this weekend, and much to my disappointment I was actually slower than last year. This must be because I was pushing my luck all the way round.
Lessons learned here include these priceless gems:
- I need to run regularly to cope with longer courses. Having a couple of weeks off to rest up my hip wasn’t conducive to taking on a 6 mile run.
- Hobs Hole Lane is surprisingly steep in places and quite long. Very long, in point of fact. And the climb is relentless. I ran this last year. Surely I would have remembered?
- Heat is a killer. I ran in the hottest bit of the day, often in direct sun. I shan’t draw you a picture. I’ve already posted up a photograph of me rehydrating.
- Beer is poor anaesthetic. However, you care less about the pain, which is good.
- Wear sunscreen.
I shall be returning to form as soon as my thighs start talking to me again.