I was meant to do a 3km fartlek but with pain still in my glutes I decided to be smart and leave it for a day. Well go figure .. today was very very windy and not ideal for a fartlek.
I have still not decided what to enter this weekend. With my hip injury just healed but still having residual glute pain.....I figured I would head out and do 5km and see how the body held up.
I started out nice and quick. If felt easy tonight until I get to the wee sharp rise by the hospital. I push up this as fast as I can and sure enough, I get to the top and feel that familiar snag in my glute again. Pox I thought! its down hill for the next 1.5km so I stretched out and made the most of the slope. I turned and started heading up Vanguard Street .... straight in to a strong head wind..UGH!! the next two km are a gradual up hill anyway and add a head wind to the mix....it makes it unpleasant at best. I could feel my glute pulling as I pushed against the wind. I picked up the pace for the last 400ms to home and was really pleased to stop my watch in 29:50 and even more pleasing is seeing my heart rate starting to drop now....with my avg heart rate 151
5km waimea and vanguard