Shane came with me today on the bike and it was so good to have him buzzing around me. It had been drizzling before we headed out so I wore my new light jacket but after a km I took it off and let Shane carry it. It had come out nice and sunny. I had started out at a pace I felt was easy and while I felt slow I was surprised to see that I was 3:05 for my first 500m. Well I will just stick to this and see how we go.
I was so pleased to feel NO pain. A very slight stiffness to the SI joint but overall I was feeling good. My hip felt weak still but I couldnt feel it. No ache so another good thing. As I was walking I kept tossing up whether I should carry on for 5km but in the back of my mind I kept thinking that if I start to hurt thats further to make it home. So at 4km I turned and headed back.
I got Shane to give my form a once over and he thought I was looking good. I passed through 5km and was still feeling ok. My legs felt fresh and I was still holding the pace ok. I was not breathing hard and just enjoying the walk. But as I went through 6km my hip started to ache. I slowed up as I had noted I was picking up the pace alittle. I took the 6km to access my style and make sure I was tucking and extending my stride. The ache settled to the point it nearly went away...it felt like the tail edge of a bruise. So as I hit the 8km I stopped. My hip had settled but I decided to end on a good note and not push it.
total time was 49:22
When we got home I asked shane to pop down with the camera and take a short video. So we down to the basement where we park our cars and I just did the length of the basement. I think I look ok....but will wait to hear what my coach has to say.
link to video of style