Sunday, June 28, 2009

An incredible turn of speed/events

So today was the day of the Dysart Dash 10k run, and after my last post where I was a little unsure about how I'd do, I can exclusively reveal here that…

I GOT A NEW PERSONAL BEST!!!!!

I'm utterly amazed, and very, very happy, because I genuinely felt that I wasn't on as good a form as I was last year. Matters were probably helped by the fact that it's a gloriously sunny day (although on the downside my already ridiculous tan lines will look even more ridiculous now - especially in yoga). I'm also, of course, attributing some of my unexpected physical prowess to yoga.

Not only was the run awesome, but I also met up with Sweatband for the first time since Christmas. She's also not been running that much recently either, and guestimated that she'd complete the course around about the one hour mark, which we think she hit pretty much spot-on. I thrashed beat her, though: the student has truly become the master - muwahahahaha!

Anyway, all kidding aside, here's my Nike+ graph:

No pendulous boobies in this graph, unlike last year's.

And here's my stats for any stat-fact fans in the audience:

• 10.08k
• 53:36
• Average pace 5:18 min per km
• 695 calories

Glancing back to last year's stats, I can tell you that I was 48 seconds faster this time round, four seconds faster per kilometer, and sweated out an extra 16 calories (which doesn't quite compensate for the Cadbury's Boost I was given - and swiftly devoured - at the finish line). I might've been even quicker still if it hadn't been for some woman I was following on the last lap who kept veering into my path every time I tried to overtake her; got her eventually, though.

The official times don't come out until tomorrow, and they usually add another 10 seconds or so onto the end, but even so I'm pretty chuffed with the result. Here's the obligatory photo of me in my victory vest with my medal.

Next up: the Wedding Day 7k at the end of July. But in the meantime - should I go to the five o'clock yoga class this afternoon?

11 comments:

Tara said...

Congratulations!! I am applauding you (not sure if you can hear it from there, but I am)! Yay to yoga training!

Yes, go to the 5 o'clock yoga! Why not?

CyberPete said...

Fabulous!

Do you look better this year?

Tim said...

Tara - Thanks! I can't quite hear it … could you clap louder? Oh wait - I think I heard it there!

I skipped the five o'clock yoga and had a nap instead - this is what happens when I have to get up at 6:30 on a Sunday!

Cyberpete - I look kind of … well, exactly the same to be honest!!

CyberPete said...

I'm not so sure...

Where is that pervy witch when you need him?

BEAST said...

Do you have to wear a wedding dress for the 7k run ?

Indeed where is the pervy witch after much grandstanding about getting the demon box set up

Well done on the improved time -)

Tim said...

Cyberpete - why aren't you sure?

Beast - No, fortunately not. It's called that because it was first held on the day Charles and Di got married.

As for the improved time, it was probably down to me thinking faster running would help me get away from IDV's clutches!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Congratulations!!
So Pete is here is he?
*makes note*
Sx

CyberPete said...

Just a feeling..

Miss Scarlet: well I need to do research for my stalk Tim project that starts on Friday in London.

Tim said...

Scarlet-Blue - Hello! Pete hangs around here quite a lot - he's a regular, bless 'im!

Cyberpete - I was just talking about you. Ah! You're over to see that skanky old strumpet drag her lady parts across the O2 stage, aren't you?

CyberPete said...

Absolutely. Here's to hoping her Old and Bitter tour will be better than Confessions on a toilet.

Maybe she's learned to sing live? Nah, that's asking too much of good old vadge.

Do you have any insider information on good shopping, eating and drinking in the great Londinium?

Tim said...

Insider information? Hmmm… Well, you should probably check out Covent Garden and Regents Street … Oxford Street is a bit of a dive, but you might like Selfridges. Oh, and Harrods and Harvey Nics in Kensington might float your boat.

As for eating and drinking, I don't really hang out in London that much. Maybe poke Watch*Paint*Dry - she knows lots of awesome places!

How long are you over for?