I am onto my 2nd week of being gluten free and I am really feeling the effects of this. I have more energy and feel awake all day. While I was not looking forward to my 16km due to boredom more than the actual walk. I get lonely during the long walks.
I had slept in so decided to head out later in the day. I set out at 4pm - the walk way was pretty busy and the weather was warm at 29degs. I got a bit of a shock to see my first km at 6mins and thoughs oppps best slow it down a little. So I eased back to what felt easy to me and continued on.
Its a 2km walkway so its 4 x to get the 16km...at 3km I had to zip off to the toilet for a quick pit stop, but after that I felt great and had NO tummy pain at all. I kept ticking along at what felt easy to me and I was not too bothered at what pace it was so I didnt check my watch, I just walked. I stopped at 10km to drink and then again at 12km to stretch as my hip flexor/tfl was starting to hurt. The stretch felt good but it did still annoy me and for the last 2km was actually really hurting. I was so pleased to see kay on her bike on my last 1km so she rode beside me as I finished the walk. I stopped my watch and had to do a double take and also check that I had done the correct kms. Wow that was pretty quick.
1:38:49 - avg km is 6.11 and avg heart rate was 158