Time/weather: 6.15pm / windy, warm, cloudy, high 20′s
Distance: 5km event (approx 5km warm up/2km cool down – 12km)
Time taken: 26.02min
Av pace: slow warm up, slow 5km run, even slower cool down (that’s about as specific as I can get because someone forgot to turn off their Garmin last night)
I was able to leave work earlier than normal this afternoon (health & safety issues regarding no running water or air conditioning in the building since lunchtime) so I was able to get to the event location with plenty of time to do a 30minute warm up.
My legs felt heavy and I felt sluggish after last night’s session at PH. Gradually I did improve but for today’s 5km event I was not going produce an outstanding time. And come the start of the run, everyone, and I mean everyone, took off down the track leaving me in their dust. Not to worry – this was a training run after all. It was also a case of watching my footing at certain points on the run as there was the potential for so many CJs – mainly because of exposed tree roots. And then there was the windy hill which we had to do twice (I think).
The finish line popped up sooner than I had expected as I had thought I’d have to face windy hill again but it was not the case. Susan flew past me near the finish line but I had nothing more to give. Running hard two days in a row is not so something I’m used to and I was feeling it today.
“The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.” – Michael J. Fox