Tuesday, 22 November 2011
CHOOSING THE RIGHT RACE?
She will have been relieved to see that LOUISE DAMON had dropped out at 6 miles but probably "gutted" in seeing MARA YAMAUCHI (pictured left) take her no.2 spot in this year's rankings with her 2:27.24, a great comeback after 2 years plagued by injury.
With 2 ladies being "preselected" on December 5 perhaps Jo Pavey is regretting choosing to race the hillier NEW YORK CITY marathon as opposed to say AMSTERDAM which I would have thought would have produced a faster time than her PB set at LONDON of 2:28.42. The 2:28.42 New York would suggest she was capable of sub 2:28 on a flatter course.
But life is all about choices and consequences, isn't it? Could be that the choice to run in America was the wrong one if U.S. based 4th ranked CLAIRE HALLISSEY chooses to try to improve on her Chicago time of 2:29.27 before the final 3rd place is selected.
If I complete 2 more races this year it will bring my listed races up to a total of 700 which would quite nicely round the year off, wouldn't it? I know some of my contemporaries can refer to over 1000 races run but as I have tended to run no more than 20 races most year's 700 will do for me.........FOR NOW!