Headed to the track this morning for a 5000m track race. I was really hoping to test out my speed and fitness. Paul was going to be racing today and he and I are friendly competitive so I was hoping he would push me to a good time.
So few walkers today....more than last week though. Myself, Kay, Debbie, Paul and Richard. Why dont Brisbane Masters come up and walk with us in the track season? I must ask someone why this is.
Race got underway by the watchful eye of Alf. I felt good and was being careful not to go out too quick. My toes were not hurting -- thank god!! and I was trying to drop my hip and get good stride length. My breathing was hard but not gasping. I went through 3km in 17:01 ... pleased with that. I kept expecting Paul to sneak up .. but today was not his day as he had worked late the night before and was feeling a bit fatigued.
One final push for home as I heard the bell I tried to pick up the pace...my legs were feeling a bit tired now. I hit stop as I crossed the line..... and then looked at my time. Whoop whooop.....28:39
I am totally THRILLED with that.