|Avg Pace:||4:17 min/km|
Had a crack and didn't make it. 90:29
Was apprehensive after a 3k run yesterday where the discomfort in my lower leg was apparent from the start. Was on track at the 10k point to go around 87mins, but fell apart badly - I'm wondering how much the injury contributed to the feeling of having nothing in the tank. It wasn't just like I was in pain, it was like I'd hit the wall. All I can think is that I became so inefficient in my form that I had to dig deep into the reserves - either that, or I overestimated where I was at.
Still a 3min improvement on last years race and a PB. Frustrating knowing I should have been able to go better looking at some of the training I've done. I did a 28k long run at 4:30 pace a few weeks ago - and was struggling to hang on at 4:24 for the second 10k! Lost 150 places in the second half. Terrible.