The 5000m race at the County Championships didnt go as well as I'd hoped it would.
It was difficult to guess what pace I could run at for 3 miles. Based on being able to run five minute miling for half a mile in training, I figured 5:20 per mile might be possible, with 5:30 pace as the slowest I would settle for.
On the day though I ran a lot slower than that. I had been a bit unwell since the Tuesday night after track reps - just a cold and sore throat, but I reckon it robbed me of a slice of time and to be honest I probably shouldnt have raced at all.
Since then (which means Sunday) I have only done steady running and I plan to continue with no more than 6-8 miles at a sedate pace until the runny nose and cough have totally cleared up.
This is bad news for my aspirations to run a 34 min 10k as tomorrow night is the Moorclose 10k event.
I'll just have to look up the result to see what time Ian Davies does and base my prediction on being one second faster than that!