Yeah that describes this walk well.
I woke up today and hurt, just hurt all over. My abs, my hips, my glutes, my back and my hammy's just ached. Not really sure why, as I only did a very easy 8km on Thursday. I did do some exercises on Saturday but nothing that I thought was too strenuous.
So I am very glad I had made the decision to not race today.
I started out and took my first km easy to warm up and get things loosened and moving. I was having doubts I would even make 12 km but I was prepared to give it a shot as I have 16 km to do in a couple of weeks. Each km ticked over and while the pain and aches didnt go away they didnt get worse. I was able to tick along at a comfortable pace around 6:20ish. By 8km I was starting to get tired and very sore. I just feel weak in my right hip - as if it will just give out.
I got back onto the walkway at 10km (1:03) and I figured what the hell......this will be the worst pace I can do in the 16km race and if thats what it takes for me to just get round then so be it.
I did make it to 12km in a slow time of 1:16:16 ...... and yes ... I HURT!.
12 km data
This will also be my last week with my Coach. I have decided to take a break from coaching and just coach myself for a while. It will take the pressure off me and I can walk as I feel I can and to what pace I feel I can. I feel I will heal doing this.