“Muscles are like dogs”

Last year on the morning of Sea the Stars famous Arc victory I ran the Southend 10K as a sort of wind down to the physical challenge of cycling to Paris.  This year I had lots of challenges in mind, none of which came off partly due to being really busy, but mainly because I couldn’t breathe properly in February and March and lost a lot of fitness over those months.  I am still struggling to regain it frankly, but I have decided this Arc Day I will run the 10K again and I am going to try to go a bit quicker.  I might have bitten off more than I can chew.  Never the world’s fastest runner (contain your surprise), I have only 8 weeks to train myself to run a little bit quicker than 6 and quarter 10 minute miles.  I don’t know if I can do it, but I am going to give it a wee go.  I seemed to have a bit left in reserve at the end of last year’s event and my preparation the night before involved a curry, cake and a good bit of wine, so perhaps if I cut that out I will knock off a second or two with ease…

You can’t lie on these things either as you have an electronic device attached to your shoe, I reckon I added a good minute to my time last year fiddling around trying to detach the damn thing and chuck it in the great yellow bucket of time.  Time will tell you know.

Posted on August 10, 2010, in Be not idle, Biophilia, Sport and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Maybe the curry, cake and wine were at the heart of your successful completion.

  2. Stephen Foster

    Just throw a few slices of locust bread into the menu and you’ll be looking at a PB + a new World Record.

  3. At this rate I’ll still be pulping insensible locusts in October to bake the first batch.

    Perhaps custard would serve the purpose instead.

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