I get a real buzz from running.
If I’m not able to go out and train at least four times a week I feel withdrawn and less motivated.
Since I did my first race only a few weeks ago, I thought I might as well follow it up with another.
It’s always good to have something to work towards.
The next race for me is on Sunday – the Men’s 10K Edinburgh.
Dreading The Weather
The Scottish weather isn’t great at the best of times and November isn’t known for its balmy temperatures in these here parts.
I’ve resigned myself to the fact it’s going to be cold.
Whether it also ends up raining with high winds only time will tell.
The adrenalin’s always pumping at these kind of events anyway so maybe I won’t even notice how crap the weather is.
The event information suggests that less is more when it comes to clothing for the race.
I still reckon I’ll need a warmer layer than when I last ran a race though.
No Sign Of My Race Number
I signed up for the Men’s 10K Edinburgh quite late and so far there’s no sign of my race number.
I’d prefer to be able to pin the thing on at home rather than having to retrieve a replacement race number from the event.
It’s not easy to put it on without assistance from someone else.
And I don’t really plan on asking a complete stranger for assistance.
I hoping it will turn up in the next couple of days otherwise I’ll need to request another one on the day.
Either that or I just give up on the Men’s 10K Edinburgh for this year.
It’s A Nice Route
Assuming my race number turns up, the route for the Men’s 10K Edinburgh is fantastic.
It’s a bit hilly in places so I’m not holding out for a personal best but the scenery will keep me happy in any case.
Maybe this run will just be about enjoyment rather than racing.
I’ve been training with TrainAsOne for it though so I’d like to give it my best shot.
And finishing in Murrayfield Stadium will be something to remember.
I’m hoping to finish in under 50 minutes in any case and as close to my personal best as I possibly can.
Travelling To And From The Men’s 10K Edinburgh
I only live about 5 miles from Edinburgh city centre but it can be a bit of a bind getting there on a Sunday.
There are buses that run every 15 minutes and that’s going to be my best bet to travel to the race.
The trains don’t run until midday so they’re no good and the tram doesn’t reach where I live.
I don’t really want to ask my wife to drop me off because it would disrupt her’s and the kids’ weekend even more.
Taxi or Uber maybe but they’re not exactly cheap.
So I’ll have to rely on the bus which takes around 45 minutes each way to travel 5 miles there and back.
There’s a walk to get to the start and when I get to the finish to get to the nearest bus stop.
I guess that’s my warm up and cool down sorted then!
Roll on Sunday…