With the 10th running of The Landmarks Half I was lining up for my 10th run... I wasn't the only one I think there were 26 of us.
With my marathon still 2 weeks away I was going to run hard on my tired legs and see what I could do... So would was my aim on the start line? Well first up I had to put in a couple of km before the race as a warm up and as extra mileage. I didn't feel bad in the first 5km and was right on target time 18:01. Those km had been very flat and I had been running with 2 other 40+ guys, we were fighting for 3rd place... 5km-10km the race changed as we climb to Rhodes Memorial a climb of 147m I took 20:27 leaving the other 40+ guys behind, I even thought I might catch Sean... With the climb done it was time to head down... I didn't hammer it, but tried to keep the pace up as we hit the flats, but the legs were heavy and those 5km to 15km took me 18:04 fast enough for a flat 5km, but this was down hill we dropped 127m. I glance over my shoulder let me know I was been caught.
The legs didn't have anything in them and at 17km I was taken and lost my 3rd place. I got to 20km (last 5km 18:39) with enough time time the bag still to break 80min (79:35).
I was happy with the time, but on fresh legs I would have kept my 3rd place. (I get him if he runs the marathon.)
Now the important news: I was the 1st guy running his 10th to finish, so permanent number 1:
After adding up my weekly mileage I found out I was 3km short of 100km for the week...
Yes I ran home after walking the dogs in the evening....