Ok.....time to start back with training. I had done a 5km walk last night at the Gym on the treadmill. Mainly due to pulling something in my stomach while dragging my 30kg suitcase out of my car....so I decided to play it safe and walk on the treadmill. Then after I did a gentle weights work out.
Today it was a 10km walk. I started out from home and Shane joined me on the bike. I knew it wouldnt be a fast walk and I really just wanted to check out the track that I will be using most days. Plus to check out how far I can go.
First discovery.......while on the measured 2km path..there are water stops every 200m but once off the path..there are NONE!!! mental note - carry water. When we left the path way at 2.5km I found myself walking along the edge of a one way street that just went for miles. Turns out its part of the Gold Coast Marathon course. I got 3km out of it and it was still going dead straight ahead. It had a few rises along the way but nothing major. I turned at 5km and headed back. By 6km I could feel I was starting to get into trouble as I had not drunk from any of the drink stations and I was very very dry! I was slowing down and starting to struggle. As I got closer to the park I sent Shane ahead to spot the first water fountain. After that I started to come right but I only had 2km to go.
The good news was....NO pain! yay
Time was 1:01:05 with an avg pace of 6:06 avg heart rate 154
10km out and back