I got home and quickly changed into my gear and quickly headed out the door. As luck would have it....the rain stopped just as I made it to the start of the walk way. Yay!!!! But it was still awesome watching the lightening out over the sea.
I started and really tried hard to get some good speed going. I felt heavy and sluggish (but then the walkway makes me feel like that most days) I got to my first km mark in 5:41 (already I am 20 seconds slower)
I slowed and discovered the walkway is flooded and had to go up over the grass and sand which made my feet very slippery for the next fast 500m but I pushed on. I tried really hard on this workout. As we no longer have a track to walk on this will be where I will do my speed work. So I needed a base time so I can at least see improvement as time goes by.
My recoveries are still too high and something I need to work on.
1st km = 5:41
2nd km = 3.03 + 2.44 (5:47)
3rd km = 3.08 + 2.45 (5:53)
4th km = 3.07 + 2.53 (6.00)
5th km = 3.03 + 2.49 (5:52)
total time 29:18 I am happy enough with that.
On a sad note..........I drove to work this morning in total disbelief at what I was hearing on the news. A terrorist attack at the finish of the Boston Marathon. I spent all day following the news updates and talking to my friend Lis in Denver. I am still reeling from such a stupid senseless act. Killing everyday people enjoying a very special and elite sporting event. Even worst was a child was killed and many others terribly injured. Athletes have had many amputations and lives will never be the same again. I can only hope the catch the people responsible