I have been picked to run for Wales in France next weekend, at the Trail de Guerledan. It has definitely given me the kick up the ass I needed to get my training in gear. The 2016 race was won by Josh Griffiths, who was fastest Brit in London Marathon this year. I will be travelling on the same team as Andi Davies, who at 38 years old has just run a 2.15 marathon. I am hoping to pick his brains abit!
A bit unfortunate to have to miss the Abersoch 10km, great local event which finishes on the beach with music and crowds and loads of atmosphere. But I read a recent article from Goldie Sayers (GB javelin thrower, just retired) entitled What I’ve Learnt From 20 Years of International Sport . It hit me right between the eyes.
“Take the opportunity NOW – Don’t assume you’ll get faster, stronger, fitter as you get older. There are no guarantees you’ll get another chance. Don’t think you’re going to your first big event for experience – it might be your last.”
So I am firmly set on France!
In other news, I put a screw through a water pipe at work. Haven’t had my heart leap through my mouth like that for a while.
|rain did not stop all day, and I just wasn’t man enough to face it|
|sposed to do fell race, but couldn’t get out of work in time|
|Sunday||4 x mile in 5.20 (1min rest). 4x100m. 6 miles total||REST|
|miles feel stiff and heavy, but v happy with last 100m in 12sec (10m rolling start)|
|Tuesday||3||5 x 1km in 3min (3min rest). 7 miles total|
|Saturday||5km parkrun in 17.46. Volunteer at Coed Y Brenin Academi. 10 miles total||REST|
|pacing Owen Roberts around as he makes his come back from injury|
|Sunday||6 hr mountain walk||REST|
|with Bear Grylls Survival Academy|