As a recovery week after the Fling I had two short races lined up as part of the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club race series. The first was a 4.8 miler at Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge named the Snowball race as every finisher gets a pack of 6 Lee's snowballs, great with a cup of tea after the race. My legs were still a bit tender from Saturdays exertions but I still managed round in 29min 14secs which was only 30 seconds slower than last year so no complaints.
A good turn out from fellow VP-Glasgow runners Kenny, Tom and Jaqui .
Garmin Activity here : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/174349517
On to todays race at Cartha Rugby Club/Pollock Park for the 10k and my legs were feeling almost normal again so I set off moderately as this is what is classed in a road race as undulating. When friends know you have ran an ultra a week previously they express their dignified disgust as you pass them as the expletives mad Al McLachlan of Bella used are unprintable. Still had a bit left on the second lap and pushed home in 37min 5secs, not far off my fastest on that course so recovery going to plan.
Garmin activity here : http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=22071892
So next one up is the Monklands Half next Sunday, I get a long lie as it is only a mile and a half from home so ideal for travel, lets hope the sun comes out and a bit of warmth in the air.