so twelve months later was there any improvement ? during the week i had ran 6k monday, rest tuesday, 10k wednesday, swim 2.5k thursday, ran 2.5k friday. my legs were tired on friday so i decided to rest them a bit. since i have the hbf 14k run in two weeks i wanted this to be a 'B' race. i love my saturday swim but friday my shoulder started to hurt and this is not from swimming but sitting at a computer all day long. i took some drugs and headed to the pool. but i really couldnt swim and this really pissed me off. i managed 2.5k of mainly kicking and breast stroke. then i decided i needed to get a bike ride in since the last time i rode was the 75k 11 days prior and who knew if i would want to ride after the fun run and rain was forecast. it was a wonderful 36.5k at an easy 26.5 avg pace.
i hardly slept at all saturday night. my shoulder was on fire and nurofen plus was not my friend. well it wasnt exactly nurofen plus but a bobo brand that i will not use again. i did apply a heat pack and i think that made it worse. when i woke i really considered not going. but i got up and took some real nurofen plus and rubbed some nurofen gel into and by the time i got in the car i was feeling okay.
it was a chilly morning and i was one of the first there. bumped into beth and we chatted waiting for the start. this year the start and finish line had moved and i think this worked really well. the only thing that was a negative was how long they had us waiting at the start to begin. i didnt want to get to the point where i needed to take a pee again. i knew i was a faster runner than beth and we both had ipods so when the horn sounded i just took off. the first lap was a decent pace and just about getting a nice groove. i remember looking at my watch and knew i was tracking for an okay time. and i wasnt being passed alot either - which was new. i should have noted the split. the second lap didnt hurt too bad. i passed some people that had zoomed by on the first lap. i was glad to see the finish line and about 30 metres out anna (who i race in triathlons) passed me. DAMN. i didnt know she was there and had no idea she was behind me. i felt sad and then thought fuck it and sprinted to the line. pegged her by two seconds. i dont know if she knew it was me but she will be pissed when she sees the results. or maybe she will not give a fat rats arse.
went home and pigged out. i was starving. didnt notice my shoulder until later and i think the drugs wore off :).
Results Time 37.27. PB by 4.33. Whoo Hoo. 5.21 pace. Age Group 26/156. Gender 147/784 Overall 271/1071.
i was happy happy happy.