Tonight I managed to arrive at the AIS Track with ten minutes to spare before the 3000m race at 6pm and didn't bump into a pole on the way out of the carpark!! A quick couple of laps to warm-up before the event and off I chugged - chug being the operative word! Obviously what goes on in your personal life can affect the way you run (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)!! Although the temperature was considerably cooler than it has been for some weeks it still felt pretty hot at 6pm on the track with the sun still streaming down. I felt slow and blobby but I made it with a very close finish to Marg at the end.
Time taken: 15:11 (definitely NOT a pb - how about a pw!)
Having completed the 3km run for some bizarre reason I was persuaded to take part in the 3000m WALK at 6.30pm. Now this is something entirely new for me and it's always good to give new things a go. What after all was there to lose?
Event: 3000m walk
Time taken: 22:20 (interesting!)
Now that was fun! It was very non-threatening and I really enjoyed it. Everyone was encouraging and giving me hints as to how to power walk. I didn't wear a number so that I wasn't judged but I could get used to this. I felt on a high at the end and although different muscles are definitely used when walking fast (for me) I would be happy to give it another go next week. I don't think I'll ever be able to race walk properly though - the shins feel it!!