Two Seconds Quicker
On Saturday I ran my first PB in over a year in the 5000m at the Oxford BMC Grand Prix. This was satisfying for a couple of reasons. The first is that it is my first PB in 13 months, definitely the longest I’ve gone without improving any of my times. I’m not including new events like the steeplechase and the 10000 in this, by the way. The second is that I missed several months of running due to injury at the end of 2013 and this confirms that I’m finally back to where I was pre-injury.
This personal best was only 2 seconds faster than my previous one, so not a massive improvement but an improvement none the less. But, like a drug addict falling off the wagon again, I’m ready for another hit. I’ve entered the next BMC Grand Prix in 4 weeks and am hoping I can go quicker still. If I can just push myself slightly harder in the 3rd and 4th kilometres I reckon there’s another 10 seconds to be sliced off.
It’s good to be back.