All day my hip/butt has been aching. It hurts to sit and it hurts as my right foot comes through and stretches forward to land. I was not sure if I could or should do the fartlek or whether I should just do the 8km gentle walk. I tried to contact my coach but he was stuck in an appointment and didnt reply to what one I should do. So I just figured that meant I should do the walk we discussed.
I slowly race walked down to the start of the walkway. The wind was picking up (we have a big storm brewing and about to unleash on the coast) I was not sure how I would go doing this along the walkway as its slow going at the best of times.
The first km was hard. I was trying to focus on correct style and not allow the pain in my hip stop me. I just cant stretch forward with that right leg. Its like my hips are just locked and unable to move back and forth. My legs were aching from the last 2 walks I have done with pain behind my knees as well.
As I slowed for my first recovery I tried hard to not slow down too much but by the second recovery I was well over that and just slowed to a pace that let me breath and walk without too much pain. By 3km it seemed to have warmed up and the pain was just a dull ache. But I was tired and my legs were just empty. So my recoveries were getting slower and slower as were my "fast" 500m ... but to end on a positive note.....this is my first 6km fartlek and I can only but improve on it.
Total time was 36:53
1km 2.54 + 2.55
2km 3.12 + 2.52
3km 3.16 + 2.55
4km 3.15 + 3.00
5km 3.15 + 2.59
6km 3.18 + 2.55
6 km fartlek data