Friday, June 7, 2013
Race Preview: Alfie Shrubb 8k
This is a local race I've been meaning to do for a long time, but it's never really jived with my schedule. Found out today that surprise - it jives!
The race is a tribute to Alfie Shrubb, who set a bunch of records in the early 1900's.
This year, they've expanded from just the 8k to a bunch of distances... too many IMO! Do you reaaaally need a 5k, 8k and a 10k? No, you don't. But whatever, I'll be doing the classic 8k distance and will ignore all the other goofiness.
Am I ready to run 8k? A little. I did the marathon 4 weeks ago, my training has been pretty spotty and inconsistent since - lots of biking, with a few runs sprinkled in. I'll try hold a 4:20/km as long as I can. This is supposedly a pretty hilly course, so best to just wing it.