The ‘Great Run’ on Saturday was truely great. In so many ways I felt unprepared going into the race. I really had a bad week and just could not manage to get any training runs in. It is more effort to run races than doing a training run but somehow seeing other runners struggling with you make things seem easier :-).

It is sometimes good to just go and run free and not plan and strategise too much. Just have fun, enjoy…the unexpected :-).

I struggled through the first 6km, but I somehow manage to get into a nice rhythm and was really cruising, sometimes even running at 11km/h :-). Yes, yes, yes!!!! If I could just maintain that pace for much longer I would be set for my sub-5hr marathon. I guess lots more training to come. I managed to get a new PB for my 15km, but I know I can do so much better on those hills.

This morning was a bit of a truggle to get onto the road and I settle for the gym but what nice work-out. I guess it really is about whatever works for you on the day.  Manage to do a 5km..even though I felt just like doing a 3km when I started.

Quote of the: “I love the feeling you get after a workout. You know that you’ve done something great for yourself, with a little effort. There’s no cost, but the payoff—feeling good about the way I look—is huge.” Colby Phillips, U.S. Army Officer



About Moerieda Mackay

Late to running and absolutely loving it! I'm married to my soulmate, Adam and blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am a Business Transformation and Innovation Professional and holds a MSc (Eng) in Industrial Engineering. Yip, a bit of a workaholic. I became addicted to ultra running whilst searching for that elusive “work-life” balance at the age of...40! I have no sporting background and with zero athletic ability running is by far the most challenging thing I've taken on but it has put me on a path of self discovery and serious transformation both physically, mentally and spiritually...and I love it!

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