Well I did it!! I ran 10km for the first time ever 😀 Have to say though, its a long blinking way 😯
I arrived in plenty of time to register and get myself organised. The original plan was that the whole family was going to come down and enjoy Moomba while I did my run but we ran out of time in getting everyone organised so I flew out the door alone. The kids were a bit tired and I was quite nervous so it worked out ok in the end. I turn into a snappy tom when I am nervous and would rather be by myself than inflict my behavior onto others.
I finished my run in about 63 minutes which I am happy with considering the fact that it was not flat course as there were a few hills along the way. Strangely I couldn’t see a start line so I just started my watch when everyone started running. The other thing I found a bit strange was that there were no km markers, not one!! Thankfully I had Mr Polar because if I not been able to check where I was distance wise it would have interfered badly with my head space! Imagine running 10kms and not knowing how far you had to go 😯
When I finished I caught up with ajh which was really good. So nice to have someone to chat to post run. The week before when I did “We Can Walk it Out” Fun Run I didn’t see one ausrunner and that felt really strange! R4K is going to be awesome in regards to that 😀
So I am quite proud of the fact I have done 10km and have pulled up ok, well so far! I had a few niggles during run but nothing that is worth writing about. My orthotics started rubbing on in-step again so I will have to do something about that I think. I am thinking about repeating another 10km run next week-end and then doing one 12km before R4K. Not sure at this stage, I might be ok to do 12km next week instead of 10km but I am a little scared of injuring myself. I will assess over the week and then decide. It would be great to just bite the bullet and do the two 12km runs as I would then feel really confident about the 15.2km R4K 😀