Post Marathon recovery & First race back

Ok so post marathon, things have definitely gone well, recovery and the return to full training, I didnโ€™t take that much time off to be fare, the day after the marathon I sort of ran ๐Ÿ˜‚ only 15-20 mins to flush out the legs, and the same the next day, then took off 3-4 days. That time was hard ! ๐Ÿ˜† you honestly do feel a bit lost, post marathon blues, i mean you put like 16 weeks of training into this one event then have to decide what do to do next and where do you want to take your running. So I decided to do a local event, I mean the start line was 100m from my house ! So itโ€™ll be rude not to ๐Ÿ˜† . That was this Sunday just gone, I feel in great shape so I wanted to put myself out there and see what I could doโ€ฆ

Event getting set up !!
My Girl and me ready to race..

It was the first outing of this event,11.1 miles a rare distance over a undulating course, so it was gonna be challenging, but hay if it doesnโ€™t challenge you, your not getting any benefits ๐Ÿ˜† so set my stall out from the start, and I settled into 2nd place, but soon dropped into 3rd place by the first mile, thatโ€™s where I found myself up until mile 7.5

The guy who was on my tail most of the race overtook me, sadly I just couldnโ€™t respond as it was getting hot and the hills was getting to me, so I just dug in and kept my pace going and see what I had in the last mile.

Above is mile 6 point, and one the climbs on the courseโ€ฆ
About mile 8 and back into 4th place, and working hard to the finish..

The last 2 miles, they where hot, but I managed to maintain pace and keep a good rhythm going, I was pleased to see the 2 villages come into the home straight ๐Ÿ˜† going past Little Hale, then Great Hale I knew it was half a mile to go, so just dug in, and I finished in 70 minutes, with my 2nd fastest 10k and a 10 mile Pb, on that course, so that has got me excited to see what I can do over the flat. My beautiful girl came home in 85 minutes and 2 nd lady, very proud of her x fantastic result ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป But a big thank you to Gary ( my coach ) for getting me into fantastic shape with his great training sessions..

The event was fantastically Marshalled and great support from them, and very well organised event and definitely be doing that again, well done to the Sleaford Strides and to Martyn Pickworth for organising and putting the event on ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Next race only 2 weeks away at Grimsby, which is a flat 10k. Letโ€™s see what happens ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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