I used the first km on the walkway as my warm up. I hit the start and pushed off. The walkway was busy and I was having to weave between kids and people. I got the first km done in 5:36 (hmm thought it would be faster than that) in my error I hit stop and not lap...... I turned back for the next 500m but just as I was about to hit lap I realised my watch had not changed time and I had accidentally hit stop. Doh.
So I hit start again and away I went for my next fast 500m. I was breathing hard but feeling ok. Nothing was hurting. I was not feeling so smooth today. Alot was on my mind and I was struggling to push it to one side and focus. Next 500m was the recovery and I knew I was going to slow but its my first one in a while so I was trying not to stress too much about it.
Last 500m and I tried hard to push for this but I was a couple of seconds slower.
first km = 5:36
500m = 3:12
500m = 2:43
500m = 3:10
500m = 2:45
total time is 17:26