Tonight I decided to head out and get the 10km walk out of the way. I am fast running out of days to fit it all in.
I started out and for the first 500m I was terribly stiff and sore...to be expected after the speed work out last night. I wasn't sure how the 3 bursts of 3min speed was going to work out. I attempted it but from my pace you can barely see it. After 2km I was feeling warmed up and managed to keep up a good pace.
The one way road is not an easy road to walk...has a sharp camber and I have to walk in the one cycle lane that has a large sign that says NO RUNNERS so I get yelled at ALOT but the foot path is paved and harder to walk on ... so I tend to just suck it up and walk in the cycle lane. Its up and down for the 3km length and then it breaks out on to another concrete path.
I headed back feeling strong and was enjoying my walk. It was dark when I got back to my car and I had just missed Shane and Kelly by minutes. I stopped my watch and was very surprised at my overall time. I had walked at about 85% and up to 95% during the race pace portion.
Total time for 10km is 1:01 with an avg heart rate of 151 which shows my fitness starting to come back.
Tomorrow I am going to try and do my 14km as it is ANZAC day here so I get a day off work. I know I will be tired and it will be slow.