Preparing for the proto-col ‘Chilly’ 10K

One proto-col chilly runner Elizabeth Morris explains how she’s prepared for the proto-col ‘Chilly’ 10K.

The proto-col Chilly 10K consists of running 10K, 3.4 race laps around the flat and smooth surface on the famous Castle Combe race circuit.

Preparation
I tend to train about three times a week which usually incorporates a speed session with Avon Valley Runners, ParkRun on a Saturday followed by a long run on Sunday. I have tasked myself with completing 100 miles for November so I am currently training all over the place. I don’t tend to change my diet for a 10K, however, I will ensure I drink more water in the days leading up to the event.

Expected Time
The Chilly 10K was my first official 10K race last November and I completed it in 59 minutes and 56 seconds. Unfortunately, I was injured prior to the event this year so I am still getting back into fitness therefore I’m aiming for the same time this year.

Highlights
I completed my first half marathon, The Bath Half, in March and also swam a mile at Swim Serpentine in September. Both were amazing events and I’ve made some fantastic friends along the way. This has definitely been my highlight this year providing me with multi-sport event aspirations for 2018.

Why Chilly Events?
The razzmatazz! Seriously, it’s difficult to choose one element as the Chilly events already have a special place in my heart. It was my first 10K race and I felt I could finally call myself a runner. The events are always professional yet good fun and who doesn’t like some pyrotechnics at the start line? The course has serious PB potential, being fast and flat and you can get a mulled cider at the end and enjoy the atmosphere.

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