My Next races are 10 miler in Berne on 10th May (perfect birthday celebration) and then a half marathon in Winterthur on 1st June. Then 10K later on in June in Berne again, plus Sept is the Greifensee Halfmarathon.
Last weekend was the Zurich marathon, and I did the 10k with my friend Andrea, who turned out to be a LOT speedier than I reckoned for! We went off at a blistering pace and after a few kilometres, went our separate ways :-) But I never quite got my pace back. I was disappointed with my result, 1hr 8mins 40secs, and because I had to walk a few times, and that I felt so bad all the way round. Plus the official photos are awful :-)
But then I did a reality check. I am getting quicker (Silvesterlauf last Dec was 1hr 9mins 11secs, Greifenseelauf 2012 9hr 14m 30s) and I haven't been doing enough regular runs in the last few weeks, because work has been so pants. But I remind myself that I am losing weight, getting fitter, and than I do have 6 months to New York. Just need to work consistently at this!
And today i did a gently 3.5 mile run and found my slow and steady rhythm and my running mojo again!
250 out of 256 women over 40!