We went for a walk up the Maitai this morning..about an hour. Its a wonderful day and as it is ANZAC day lots of people were out relaxing and enjoying a mid week day off work. When we got home I decided I would head out and do a walk.
I had said to my coach that I would try 8km to day and then do 10km on Friday. Well we are now going back over to Blenheim on Friday so I figured I could try and see how I feel today.
My hips were a little tender when we got back from the walk. Its been along time since I have ambled along for over an hour. I decided I would do the Monaco course ... I could stop at the bottom of the hill for 8km or I could carry on and finish up for 10km.
I started out taking it nice and easy. I was breathing good, not puffing or gasping. Once I got down off the hill and onto the flat, I just ticked along and felt good. I was surprised to reach 5km in 29:44 and so I turned and knew I would slow down now as its more up hill all the way back to home.
I just walked normally over the over pass and again going up Beatson Road. I could feel my IT band and my hip pulling as I walked up hill so it was better to just rec walk. It was still nice to finish up the 10km in 1:01:37
The good news was I had no pain today. It was achy in places, but no pain. yay so now I will go dig out my stick and attack my legs with that.
10km out and back monaco