Yet again, I am a winner.
Results for: NICHOLAS. RICHARDS
Position (Overall): 16157 Position (Gender): 12990 Position (Age group): 2421
Splits: KM10: 0:55:57 KM20: 1:51:59 HALF: 1:58:18 KM30: 2:54:01 KM40: 4:10:07 FINISH: 4:25:58
As you can see right up until 30K I was well placed to run what I was expecting (9 minute miles, pretty much throughout) but for a host of reasons I won’t bore you with it wasn’t to be. However, quite frankly, as the Zapatek quote I posted on Saturday implied, I think I gained more from gritting it out than I would have done from a terribly quick time. Yet I wouldn’t expect to see me doing anything more painful than a walk from chair to bar for a little while yet.
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