I so want to do well in this work out. My stomach has been bloated and painful all day....but I am trying to put that to the back of my mind.
I love getting to the track and having the other walkers there. Even if they dont do my workout its still nice to have others around me.
I warmed up and then headed over to the 5km start mark. I didnt feel very fast at all and was struggling to get into a smooth style. I am still getting used to this wider foot placement. So I was pleasantly surprised to see my first km was 5:31
I slowed for my recovery but let myself slow a touch too much and so made it harder to pick up for my fast 500m's and this pattern continued for the rest of the walk. While I felt strong enough my style is still not flowing as well as I would like.
While I didnt think I had shown much improvement in this walk, my coach Jim pointed out that I had improved with my heart rate being lower than last weeks and my fast 500's were all faster than last weeks to. I was faster over all by about 12 secs ... be nice if it improves by that much each week :)
Total time for the 5000m was 29:23
5km fartlek data here