By 4pm I was still yawning my head off and looking for any excuse not to do the fartlek. I mixed up a glass of my new stuff - tasty! that helps. I headed down to the walkway and tried to get myself enthused. The temp had dropped to 27 and was 70% humid. I hit start and set out for my first fast km. It felt ok and the sand has been cleaned up a little. There was only one spot of about 50m that was ankle deep, the rest just a dusting of sand still making it a little slippery.
Going off the walkway at 2km and up the single lane road I had a head wind to punch into it. I was quite pleased to note that even though I felt tired at 4km I still felt that I had energy to get back. I stopped at 4km to stretch as my hamstring was pulling alittle but it came right and did annoy me again.
I did stop twice more briefly but that was to get water from the fountains. I was over heating and knew I needed water badly. So I stopped and drank and splashed.
I tried hard to pick up the pace for the last 500m and was very pleased to press stop.
The worst part of the whole workout today was when I got home. The lifts are broken in our complex so we have to use the fire stairs. Going up 5 floors of stairs after a fartlek was not my idea of fun.
Total time for the 8km fartlek is 49:24
Me just as I got home - new top and wrist key holder. (top was totally drenched!!!)
8km fartlek data