Phew was I sore this morning. Infact I ached all night and was up and down trying to stretch out my right hip. I knew it was not a tear ... its just been well used but gosh it hurt.
I got to the track and did a couple of laps and was struggling to get my knee up to walk let alone drop my hip. But as I know that my race style is different to my training style (dont ask...I have NO idea why but it is) I joked with the others and said to Paul..I think you got this one mate...he just laughed at me.
Gun goes off and I dont know about other people but something clicks and the pain is gone and you just go. Paul headed out ahead of me and I sat back happy to sit behind him and figured if he keeps this pace up it will be a good walk for us both but about 200m he was slowing and I just stayed at my pace and passed him...... the whole race I kept waiting for him to come back as he often does, but today that was not to be. By 2km my hip was aching alot and I had slowed down.....only a couple of laps to go so I kept at it. I knew the time was not going to be flash but still, I wanted to race as it adds to the numbers.
Total time was 17:10 - slower than I had hoped but after doing 16km the day before and racing hard the weekend before...I was happy enough.