The Day Before:
9.10.10 - Had a very hard hockey game running around like a mad dog on the pitch. In the first 7-10 mins there were only 6 of us on pitch, as our team-mates had got lost on route to the pitch. The opposition were getting impatient as time was ticking on. And so we played and managed to hold the opposition back. Our team mates eventually arrived, and soon we were 9 against 11. However with trying to do damage limitation in the first 10 minutes the starting members were knackered as a rag doll. I was totally exhausted by the end of the match.
Sometimes my head does not like to sleep and the night was no exception. My sleep patterns bounced around sometimes in a light sleep, most of the time conscious of my surroundings. All I could do was try to relax and keep my eyes closed.
10.10.10: Run Free Day
Finally the alarm went and my weary head said stay in bed. Uncle Wayne was up and about, and we were to meet Tyregirl2, so I dragged myself up and out. Strangely Tyregirl2 was also in a lack lustre mode and later found out she had a late night out with a friend and wine!
Just glad I really didn't have to think: no route descriptions to follow and no tyre. I just had to move my legs and complete 10K. Easy, I've trained for this countless times as having completed 6 marathons this year and sometimes on very little sleep. The race started at 09:15 and I thought about making an attempt to complete by 10:10......but that is just too much thinking. Instead I just let me legs do "whatever" and had to distract myself from thoughts of sleep. Tyregirl2 stuck with me throughout the whole race, although I had expected her to overtake me.....she did not. Must have been the wine!
All in all a nice run around Kingston and partly on the river; very well organised and lots of marshals. Didn't finish at 10:00 nor did I finish at 10:10. Instead I finished right in between those 2 times at 10:05! Total time taken=50:36
Happy 10.10.10 everyone