This week I received my race number for the Lincoln 10k road race, which is taking place two weeks on Sunday. Upon opening the envelope and pulling out the paper number, which was proudly bearing my name, I felt very, very nervous - maybe even more so than how I am currently feeling about the marathon!
I have ran the Lincoln 10k for the past two years. in 2013 I entered rather last minute after being told by numerous people I should and was pleased to finish in 52.32, with little focussed training. In 2014 I set out to run a sub 50 minute time and actually trained with the race in mind - I was ecstatic to finish in 47.40 and as the 75th woman overall. So for 2015 I had set my sights on a sub 45 minute finish... that was until I found out I had a marathon place!
Needless to say I have not been at all focussed on the 10k, and it has crept up on me very quickly! Although I have completely disregarded running a sub 45 minute race, I am nervous as I still really want to beat my time from 2014!
My fear is that I have not been feeling very fast of late, and the speed in my legs seems to have been wiped out from the many, many miles I have been running. I should just accept that the marathon is my focus and let the Lincoln 10k be just another training session in my marathon plan. I am just not sure if my mind is ready to do that!