BPTT Update for 24th February

I didn’t have the best pre-race prep, unrestrained alcohol and dodgy curries aren’t usually recommended in the books. As expected I was suffering a little bit before I set off for the Bushy Park time trial, the early morning ride through Richmond Park perked me up a little bit though.

BPTT 240207 by Funkin

The grass doesn’t look too bad in this starting shot but by the time I arrived there, about 270 runners back, it was a quagmire and the gel trabucos were not proving themselves to be exceptional grippers. This is always going to be an occupational hazard for back of the pack runners.

I won’t include a shot of myself in this run, as it is too frightening for words. Without the rain of my BPTT debut, I soon began to overheat and I was running with my rucksac, so the overall look fell a long way from aesthetic. In the final stretch a whole load of folk from the runnersworld forum started shouting “come on warriorwoman” which was a lovely buzz and inspired a sprint finish along with a record topping max heartrate of 184.

Final result: 5km in 36:19 (no PB)
Positon: 264/269

My hip has been playing up again after this run, it started in the iliac crest as usual but has now shifted a little towards my buttock. Quite uncomfortable. I’m a little concerned that it may be triggered by my recent change of shoes, but its concerning if I really am going to be tied down to one style of shoe forever. Imagine the boredom.

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9 comments

  1. Maybe you could convince them to run it in a handicap style. That way at least you would be running on fresh grass and the top guns would have to put up with the mire. Just a thought.

  2. You can run but you can’t hide!

    Please come and say hello next time.

    Also… there is bag storage available if you do want to leave it behind…

    I hope the hip is OK – will chase Funkin in your direction!

  3. :-) well done on the run – hope the hip sorts itself out. I have to buy the same shoes all the time, I used to have orthotics in my shoes – but since buying the New Balance I don’t need them (thank goodness as orthotics are horrid).

    Looks a good time at the BPTT.

  4. Thanks for that Hollwood >:o
    I missed that photo actually and apart from the beetroot face its not too bad, I would like to draw everyone’s attention to the fact that both my feet are off the ground at the same time – how amazing is that!

    Jogblog – put me down for an advance copy of your book.

  5. Looks like BPTT’s starting to become a regular occurrence. Good stuff! Alcohol and curry is definitely sound Olympic training food! I always try to add it to my fueling schedule once or two a month. Although of late, our local ruby delivery have started answering the phone with, “It’ll be over in 45 minutes!” 😉

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