I got to the track nice and early. When I got out of the car I was surprised by how damp the air felt. I was dripping before I even made it to the side of the track.
Phew this was going to be a hard slog. I warmed up with 3 laps with kay and was struggling to breathe....kind of felt like a mile dose of asthma.
I started out and by the second lap was starting to fade. I was gasping for air and struggling to get my legs moving. First km in 5:28
Recovery was just that....took me 200m to gather myself again. I hit the next 500m for the fast section and really had to push myself to get going. The air was thick and felt hard to push though. As I crossed the next 500m mark I started dry retching....oh joy....well it may not have been fast but I sure know I was pushing hard.
Now I just had one fast 500m to go. I pushed hard and struggled to keep myself going. I was so pleased to click stop on my watch.
Weather was over cast (a storm is brewing) 27 degs and 93% humidity
1st km 5:28
2km 3:12 + 2:54
3km 3:14 + 2:48