Just finished the 10km “You’re the RUN that I want”. Did it in 52:35. I wanted to run a little faster, but had the flu and tonsillitis in the last month which impacted my training quite a bit. I also was racing against Nick (who beat me, grrr), and found it difficult to pace myself properly – too much ingrained competitiveness. Was wearing my HRM and ended up with an average of 180 and peak of 201. Don’t do this at home, kids. As a 36-year-old, my theoretical max heart rate is 184. So I overdid it a little bit. Anyhow, in spite of that, the recovery was good with almost no soreness, and I did a light 3k jog this afternoon.

Let’s see how I go next year after I lose another 25kg!

P.S. I beat Cathy Freeman! Heh.