Race Week

The Mighty Waikato

That’s right, its race week – not the mighty Coast to Coast, rather the slightly more pedestrian round the bridges in Hamilton.  Just how pedestrian? Well there are two distances you can run and I’m entered in the shortest, a mere six kilometers.  Given the state of my fitness when I started I’m feeling quietly chuffed about even being able to contemplate entering let alone actually doing it.

Sadly Jane, Chicken and Buddy won’t be there to cheer me on, they are all taking part in the Maunga cycle race which is happening at the same time on the same day.  I was going to do the Maunga as well but when I realised they were on the same day at the same time, I decided that as running was my weakest discipline that I would leave the biking for later.

I’m not looking forward to the run on Sunday though, I have been feeling lately like I’m not making enough progress – patience has never been one of my strengths.  After the initial rush of improvement I feel like I have reached a plateau, this has been further reinforced by the fact that I don’t seem to be losing any more weight.  I’m sure that I am making improvements, it’s just that things don’t seem to be getting easier, and I had hoped by now they would be.

Anyway the run on Sunday will tell me if I have improved, its largely flat compared to what I normally run so I’m hoping I can run a bit longer than I typically do and finish faster than I usually do 6k’s in.

Shawn

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