While my body was feeling ok.....my left foot was not. As I was walking home after my wet 5km I noticed that each step I took the arch support would suck up onto my sock and rub the arch of my foot. By the time I got home it was very sore. Not a blister but sure felt like it was one in the making.
Today I put my racing shoes on and as I walked the bottom of my foot felt swollen and bruised. I warmed up with Kay and Paul. They were doing 10 x 500m so they walked back up the track, while I started in front of the grandstand as that will be where I will finish.
My first km felt sluggish. While there were no aches as such, my legs just felt tired. I am not surprised really with all I have done this week. The track was busy again tonight with many sprinters and hurdlers wandering back and forth on the track. I finished my first km in 5:31 and I felt ok with that as I thought I would be much slower. I noticed that I had not changed my GPS screens. I like the screen that shows me my current lap...not the combined. But in doing this I forgot that it also stops the watch.
I waited for 2 mins and started out on my next lap. I hit LAP and away I went. As I came back around for the first 400 I checked my watch and saw 2:00 and I though holy hang it wasnt that fast and so I kept glancing at my watch and noticed it was not counting down. I hit lap again and all that did was put the 2:00 in as a lap. I hit stop as I crossed the km and then thought no thats not right so stopped my watch. This totally threw me as I realised I had not recorded that km. It took me another couple of mins to get my watch sorted.
Next km I really felt tired. My legs were dead and my left foot was starting to hurt. I kept trying to push with my back feet and rotate the hips through. I was very pleased to hit lap and see 5:29 ..... just one more to go. I hit lap again and headed out for my last km. But as I came back around to the 400m mark I had to stop. My foot was really hurting. So I poked my finger into my shoe and adjusted my sock and then started back. I did manage to finish my last km in 5:29
I did ponder doing a 5th km....solely to give me more data but then I realised that my foot was really hurting .. If I did another km I may not be able to do 8km tomorrow. I also know that my coach trusts me and knows that if I said I did 4 that I did do 4. Plus on the Garmin data you can see my elapsed time and that is 30 mins. So by taking away what my watch shows and the 2 mins mucking around I can happily work out what my missing km is.
1 km - 5:31
2 km - 5:30
3 km - 5:29
4 km - 5:29
4km data on the track