Last hard work out before NZ Nationals. I was really hoping to do great on this one. After the confidence boost on Sunday at the track I figured just one more good walk will set me up just nicely. I was worried though, with this one being a fartlek. My reason for worry is each time I do a short distance fartlek I bring on my pouring nose and it remains pouring for 2 - 3 days..............hmmmm first race is Friday. But my coach is aware of this and seeing as he still put it in, I will do as I am told.
I pulled up to the track and struggled to get out of my car. It was super WINDY!! Great, there goes my producing a super duper time. I went around and unlocked the rails and then during my warm up lap ...stop and lock the gates open as they were blowing across the track.
I started out .... the wind dropped a little for my first couple of km..... I felt chunky, stodgy and slow today. Perhaps I had pushed harder than I thought on Sunday. The wind picked up and I was struggling to keep on the track in places. I punched hard into the wind for my fast 500's but for the slow I just let my self recover.
I hit stop on the watch and saw it was 27.38 (well I thought I had hit stop.. My watch shows me locking up and walking back to my car....lol) That's a great time but I knew I could have done much better. Oh well, its done now. I walked around and locked up the barrier arms and sure enough..........started sneezing and sneezing and sneezing....next thing...........and down pours the nose. So here I sit with a box of tissues feeling miserable and know that I am stuck like this for two more days!!! oh JOY!
5 km fartlek