As it was on the Bay this morning, I decided to jog/walk the 2.5km or so to the start as a warm up...might have been my undoing. Started well and ran the 1st 4km with Mr Sook in good time, then stopped for water at the 4km and said "I'll catch you up"...except I didn't. I then had a few more stop starts for the rest of the race...it felt really slow, but the time wasn't too shabby (for me) - 55:13 by my watch. I think it's those mental demons catching up with me that makes me stop, as my legs feel fine and I know that I can do the distance. While the sun wasn't out, it was still muggy and I'm still trying to get used to it (loved those cold morning runs in the winter). Still, last time I did an 8km race was the MDC and todays' time was about 2 1/2 mins faster, so can't complain.
It was good to see all the CR's and have a chat.....some good running and times out there too. I then had a nice leisurely walk home again.
Will probably head out again tomorrow for a run as it's a later start at work and easy to fit in, then plan to head out Thurs morning and I'm not sure after that......time will tell.