Well Friday’s race came and went – I was right – it poured down and I was disappointed – but I was also released. It well and truly marked the end of last week. I totally underestimated the toll the week had taken on me and I was close to dropping out and retching in a ditch plenty of times during the 5km. I finished in under 18 mins but I was a long way off my target time – Nuf Said. I was exhausted before the race and shocked at how quickly you get soft – only after one week of non-running I had forgotten how to go through pain. Getting freezing cold in the wind and heavy rain didn’t really help things either but hey, I got out and did it! Roll on the training again!