Thursday, November 11, 2010

Slowing Down!

I made it to track with about five minutes to spare for a warm-up before the 3000m event at 6pm. It was really hot tonight compared to what we are used to, still 27deg at 6pm when we ran. Because we are not yet acclimatised for the warm weather it felt really hot and muggy after all the rain we have experienced lately.
I did not run well taking 15:23 (5:10 per km average pace) which was almost 14secs slower than last week. I think I run better when it is slightly cool. However, it wasn't windy and it certainly didn't rain!
Immediately following the 3000m I took part in the 2000m fitness/race walk. This took me 14mins but was a great warm down.
My final event was the 6-lap spiral handicap. My handicap group was 28. I felt slow and sore initially but by the final couple of laps I felt much better and put in a bit more of an effort. There wasn't a breath of wind and the sun had gone down but the air was still very warm. Of course Bronwyn raced me to the finish as did Maria who just raced me over the finish line. It is always a fun event.
Total distance with warm-ups and cool downs: 9km


  1. You can make up for it tomorrow morning by speeding up to CJ's pace ;)

    25:23? It was a 5k then. So that's 5:04 per km. Well done!

  2. Nearly as fast as Kerrie B's 100k km rate!

  3. Oops - I obviously wrote that in my sleep - now edited. Thanks Ewen!!