Well yes, I was pretty sore. My abductor on my right leg was pretty tight and my shins and calfs were tight as. So I figured I would make sure I warm up well and do alot of hip stretches. It would be nice to get a great time but anything under 17 mins will be awesome.
While I was chatting to Dave Smith track side he asked what my goal was for today - so I said that I would LOVE to get 16:30 but in reality anything under 17 would be great. So he said he would call out my splits and help me keep focused. I kinda hoped I wasn't going to disappoint him but I would try my hardest.
My first km was 5:20 mins and I was actually feeling pretty good. Nothing was hurting and I felt like I still had a good long stride. For some reason I always fade out around the 2.5km mark and I heard dave call out that I had dropped back ... but was still ahead of my target.
I also pressed lap too soon so I do know I did my last lap of the 2km in 2:12 so I was picking it back up. One km to go and you start telling yourself....come on dig it in, its only going to hurt for 5 more mins....2 laps ... come on. You hear the BELL ring and all you think is ... COME ON... dig it in ... push push push. As I got closer to the clock and could see the time I still didnt process that I was about to do my fastest 3000m in Aussie. LOL
lap splits 1 - 5:20 2 - 5:31 3 - 5:30
I crossed the line in 16:22 .... whoop whoop..... I cant even being to think what time I could have done fresh??? who knows I might have bombed. But today I was flying...well by my standards.....I was flying.
3000m data here