I was VERY nervous about this walk. In the last week my poor insides have been turned inside out and put through the wringer. And now I have gone from one extreme to another.
I started out along the walk way and decided to just let my body pick the pace and I was expecting it to be slow. But surprisingly is was an ok pace and I was happy to walk at this - the question was can I keep it up for 8km. The Sunday markets were on so it made for slow going for 400m as I picked my way around people or went on the grass. I stopped briefly at 2.2km to drink and then carried on up the road.
I was feeling ok. Weak but no stomach pains or hamstring pain. I again stopped at 4km to have a stretch. My lower back was aching alittle, nothing major but it was a little annoying. I headed back and as I was passing the surf club I decided to stop for a loo stop. There was no urgency but I am a touch paranoid.
I started to feel tired at 6km and slowed a little. Concentrated on form and then tried to pick up the pace for the last km home.
I must say it is so good to have my watch back and to show the same measurements too.
8km in 49:53 - avg pace was 6.14 avg hr 159