New Year’s Day 10km

2016 New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. sub 2.30 marathon – PASS. 2.26.26
  2. weigh under 10 stone – FAIL. Got down to 10st 0lb 8oz just before Christmas
  3. do 1 drawing every week – FAIL. Did about 7 drawings in the whole year

2017 New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. sub 2.20 marathon
  2. weigh under 10 stone
  3. do 1 drawing every month

Really relaxing week staying in London, sleeping in, running when I feel like it, seeing family and friends, eating whatever.  I had entered Serpentine New Year’s Day 10km feeling in shape to go sub 31min, but I was fully in holiday mode by the time it came round and my mind did not want to be there. Was in 4th place the whole race just falling asleep. It wasn’t until John Gilbert caught me at 7km that I woke up. Tagging along behind him I felt much happier and managed to kick past him with 500m to go. Ran 31.35 but hadn’t really hurt myself at all, so I can look at it as a good tempo run rather than a bad race. And it was really nice to catch up with John after. Pizza, beer and icecream with family on New Years Day, my little boy Jim in fine form after rough virus. Accidentally left our car in Greenwich parking bay for 90min without ticket but didn’t get booked, made my year!

Favourite movie 2016:

Captain Fantastic

Favourite song 2016:

Aurora – Conqueror

Favourite book (ok, so it was published 1869, but I read it for 1st time this year):

Dostoyevsky – The Idiot

26/12/2016 AM PM
Monday 10 REST
Tuesday REST 10
Wednesday 7
 Take my 2 Godkids to see new Starwars movie, we loved it!
Thursday 6 5x1km @ 3min pace (2.30 rest)
Friday 2 REST
Saturday 2x2miles in 11min (4min rest),

2x200m in 32

Sunday New Year’s Day 10km – 31.35 REST
sposed to run 8 miles pm, don’t bother
TOTAL: 62 miles.