Today I ran the AltonTEN running race. (That's 10 miles not 10k.) I hadn't been able to train as well as I did for the Reading Half Marathon, due to an injury and a mild cold, and so I wasn't sure what to expect. I hoped I might manage maybe 01:30 so to do it in 01:28:31 (by my watch - still waiting for results on the website) was pretty amazing! And into a very strong head wind at times!
But now if you look at all the races I've done you might notice that I haven't repeated a distance yet, a 5k, a 10k, a half and 10 miles. Thinking about this I realise I'm scared of how I'll do next time. Would I manage to get a new PB for any of these distances? What I've managed so far seems quite amazing as it is. Would it spoil it to do a slower time next time? In a bid to find out I've signed up for the Brackenwood 5k again in July. Can I beat 26:39 and does it matter either way?
After a busy weekend - a friends wedding and a 10 mile race, I have a busy week ahead. I flight to Dublin tomorrow for the 4 day UX intensive conference. I am very excited and can't wait to learn some cool new stuff.