The runners started off at 10am, then the duathletes next at 10:15. The first 10k run was actually quite pleasant. It was a rolling course through woods, across fields and along a high ridge where the rain seemed to hit us the hardest. I ran steady but happy, very happy to be running again on my ankle which I unfortunately sprained badly several weeks ago (this is the thus yet calmest manner in which I’ve spoken about it – see earlier posts for more ranting).
From a building fitness point of view, this is the hardest part of my week by a distance. Thursday night football takes as much as it gives. I reckon I cover 5k in ‘sprints’ over the course of an hour and might record it next week. That move would prompt some strange glances from my fellow players.