It's been a long time coming...but I can FINALLY announce that I have been selected to represent Great Britain and Norther Ireland at the 9th IAU 24hr World Championship in Katowice, Poland on September 8-9, 2012. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Who wouldn't be? I mean, have you seen the GB tracksuit ;-) Of course it's a great honour and a privilidge too!
I feel I have put enough miles in my legs this year and doing much more at this stage would tip me over to the darkside of overtrained. I don't plan on grinding out anymore more long/slow runs, so I'm just concentrating on fitness and speed.
I've been working fairly hard this year on speed. Still at the cow's tail of the boys-with-the-jet-propelled legs at the lunchtime group, but it's taking them that little bit longer before they're completely out of sight.
Before the trip to Poland takes the zip out of my legs, I thought I'd squeeze in a 5K Parkrun. I like the Parkrun in Strathclyde Park, because it's flat and got great PB potential - Although it's quite exposed to wind. I had a good run a finished with a new PB in 20:42 (ave 6:36m/m) and second female.
This Saturday, I'll be lining up for my 5th Devil o' the Highlands race. I only secured a place two days ago, after being on the waiting list for a couple of months. I thought I was going to have to go out and shoot myself a German! Yes, the man who wonders why his name is prefixed with "crazy" is also running.
I've taking the day off work today to prepare for the race - facial, hair treatment, fake tan, defluffing :-) I'm sure even Lizzy Hawker takes her racing so seriously. I have, however, put lock laces in my Tempos for the final section. To me, that's fighting talk! Good luck to everyone running.