I had no expectations with this race. I was nervous as hell and I really didn't know why. I knew I would not be fast, I know I am unfit...but still.....that competitive side of me was weeping quietly to her self knowing full well what I am capable of.
I was so pleased to see Sue H from NZ and had a great chat. Plus Roscoe and then also Jeannie, as I had not seen her since Sydney Games.
The first shambles was the start. I guess you kinda expect it when there is 26 starters but to try and get us in one line.....well it wasn't happening. With in moments of getting us in a spot ready to go...we were off. I set in behind Michael from USA and was happy pacing behind him but after the 2nd km I realised he has slowed dramatically and so I passed him heading into the 3rd km. I was do ok...body was holding together and I was cruising.
It was humid but bearable and I was feeling ok with my time. I was not pushing myself and felt I would just come in under 30mins. On the last lap I had enough left to push a little and was thrilled to finish in 29:44
Pan Pac 5000m Masters