After 15 wonderful days with my son, it was time to drop him to the airport for his homeward journey and for me to start my training. I decided to join everyone at the track and so zipped off along the motorway from the airport.
It was not as hot as expected....about 27 degs and 69% humidity so I hoped that I wouldn't struggle today.
I started out and felt good....stiff...but good. But after the recovery 500m I struggled to get going again and felt like I had not really increased much speed wise. ( my data says I had but I didn't feel it) I pressed on for the last km and really tried to push myself for my last fast 500m. Heart rates shows I was pushing and my breathing showed I was pushing but my splits were almost exactly the same as the 2km.
Total time was 17:33 and I am ok with that. I can only but get quicker from here.
1st km 5:32
3km Fartlek - first session for the year