I got a lift with Kay and Robyn today for this race. We headed off to Brisbane at 6.30am for a race start of 8am.
It was freezing!! it reminded me of winter racing back home. I really didnt want to take my long sleeve top off but I knew that I warm up fast. When we started out I felt very stodgy and heavy and felt that this was going to be a tough walk. The course was nice and flat and was a 500m out and back. I watched Dave measure the course before we started and then again once the faster guys had finished. So even though my watch shows it being shorter..it was def 10km.
I have been having some terrible GI issues and we kinda think it is the milk here...but that is really only guessing. So I am nervous during races at present. I concentrated hard on using my arms more and keeping my shoulders down and that really helped pick up the pace and keep me going.
I was really surprised to go through 5 km in 28.26 and thought that if I can keep this pace up I might actually go faster than a couple of weeks ago. I have only had two training walks in the last week or so...so I was expecting this to be hard and bad.
I am really thrilled to say that I came through and finished with a 56:59 for 10km .... again nearly a min faster. (Dont be expecting this every week Coach!!)
so now I know I am not too bad for Adelaide. I just have to book my flights now.
10km club handicap Brisbane