Some seriously interesting results from the British Middles today. Fantastic weekend from Hollie, brilliant race from Claire today, and what a result for Rich Robinson! Ant Squire consistently up there too. Really cool to see some new faces at the top.
Running1:30:04 15.53 km (5:48 / km) +436m5:05 / km ahr:154 max:174
Today was a funny one. Slept in a long time, had a leisurely breakfast, realised it was 2pm, put on my running shoes, took them off again, put them on, and finally pushed myself out of the door, thinking I'd just run for a bit and see how it felt. 80 minutes later I tried to push the final ten at a semi decent (but not tempo) pace, and that feeling of being tired but strong appeared, along with a huge grin on my face. Getting fit again is brilliant. There was a bike race going on round a loop of East Rock that was as many laps of a tiny course you can do in 70 minutes. I finished down their straight as the women finished, and the winner from Yale did a pretty impressive sprint. Other sightings were a cardinal bird and a huge amount of police clustered on one of the road bends in East Rock. Apparently there was no problem, they were just hanging out. I think maybe a bike race went up there too.
Recovery6:54 1.22 km (5:41 / km) +2m5:38 / km ahr:152 max:159
Was going to walk home but it was cold and boring so jogged it in instead.