|Half asleep still before the|
Well, that run is going down as one of the worst runs ever!
I had a stitch for pretty much most of the 10km's. The pain got that bad I was worried I was going to vomit so I had to walk for a minute. My stomach took ages to recover - it was still sore that evening when I was going to bed!! Usually if I feel a hint of a stitch I can concentrate on breathing properly and it goes away - but this one just hung around and was REALLY annoying!!
The last 5km there was a serious headwind so that every time my feet lifted off the ground I was blown backwards! A guy in front of me spat and some of his spit blew back onto my arm!! EEWWWW!!!How disgusting is THAT! (But that's how strong it was!!)
|All done... Ouch, my poor|
tummy will never
be the same!
I have never had to walk during a fun run before so even though my time was 56:54 (which is not too bad) I am still a little disappointed!! I was hoping for 55min and I SO would have made it if it were not for the stitch and the wind I reckon!! Major Bummer!! I was keeping an eye on my time to see if I was going to make it... I did the first 5km in about 26:30 or something like that... So, I WOULD HAVE MADE IT!!! :-( Oh well, next time!! lol.
The other thing which I don't know if it contributed to the problem, was THERE WAS NO WARM-UP!! It said in the information that there was supposed to be one at 8:20am... but if there was one it was not anywhere near me!! lol! I ALWAYS warm-up before a run!!
Just looked her up (realised I had her bib number) hhehehe.... 48min!!! For her first official run!! WOW!! Good on her!!