Wow This was tough.....tougher than I thought it would be. Its been a wee while since I have walked 10km and man am I unfit!!!! I am out of spots to fit th4e 10km walk in this week so after a speed workout a 10km is probably not ideal but it was this or do it Friday before the 3000m race. Not so great.
I headed straight out once I got home from work. It was about 27 degs and the walk way is partial shaded. I was going to just go back and forth along the walk way but when I got to the 2.5km mark I knew that if I turned back now I would not turn away from home at the other end. So I pushed on to reach 5km.
I kept telling my self to stop moaning and whinging and to just suck it up. I knew it was going to be tough with having such a long break off and these walks will get easier........hmmm well I tried to convince my self.
At the turn around point there was a police officer on the other side of the road and he was pointing his lazer at cars to catch the speedy ones. I called out and said that I better not get a ticket and he laughed then pointed it at me and yelled out wow your doing over 9k's .... I chuckled away with that.
At 8km I got sharp pains in my hip again and I nearly stopped. Instead I slowed down and just made sure I was walking right. As I was tired I felt like I was dragging myself along. So I had to prop myself back up again.
I was very pleased to hear my watch beep at 10km. My time is actually not as shabby as I thought it might be. 1st 5km was 32.04 and second 5km was 33:00 total time 1:05:04 AVG hr was 158
Glad that is out of the way.......not looking forward to the kms increasing.
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