Route: Robertson Car Park
Time Run: 47mins 59secs
The weather was hot again today so it was great to be out running in a vest. My legs felt fine after last nights 10k so decided to do my hill run. It’s basically 1mile flat, 1mile steep up hill, 1 mile undulating, turn round and run back with obviously the 1mile steep downhill! This is all part of my strategy to combat sore quads. I plan to do this once a week for the next 5-6 weeks unless like next week I’m actually on the whw route. It felt good today.
As I ran I was thinking a bit more about last night and not about my run but about Katrina’s. Katrina had been dreading this run. Both Katrina and Emma have said to me that their 10k is like me running the whw – a personal challenge. When Katrina set off last night so had no idea whether she would make it to the end, come last, feel humiliated – it was completely unknown territory for her. Yet she exceeded all expectations and finished in a great time – 61mins for a first ever 10k. BTW the bar is set high for Emma when she runs the Bellahouston 10k on Sun 18 May!!
One of the things I love about runners is the way we all encourage one another no matter what ability. On Monday I was chatting to Hayley Haining (I think I might have mentioned this alrerady!!!) who ran a sub 2.30 marathon in London and then last night I was chatting to Robert Connell from our club who ran a 4.11 marathon in Belfast. In my eyes they are both stars and I love encouraging both and being encouraged by both. We all have our personal goals and it’s great when you achieve them.
Well I would like to ask a favour to those who read this blog – will you post a comment to encourage Katrina? Thanks for those who have already send a text or left a comment. Over the years Katrina has supported me in my running, especially over the last couple of years running the whw. She’s given up weekends, Saturdays, washed kit, cooked lots of pasta, etc, etc. So please post a comment and I’ll make sure she reads them (that will be a first as well!!). Thanks in anticipation.