Today was a 5000m Masters race at the track. I had no idea what to expect from myself but was keen to enter and use it as a guide.
Paul, Debbie and Patrick were the other starters today.... that would give me a good mix on the track to chase. Race got under way and I started out a bit quick and quickly steadied myself deciding that I was better to push harder in the last 2 kms that wreak myself in the first km.
I got to 3km in 17:20 and was feeling pretty good. Lungs were working hard and I was feeling alittle breathless....but I still felt that I was able to stay at the pace I had settled into.
3km and I had picked up and passed two walkers and was chasing down Paul. He is injured at the moment so it was a hollow victory to pass him at 4km.
Really really thrilled to have finished the 5000m in 28:57
thats a minute faster than I was expecting.....now to see how I go next week as its the GC Champs 10km Road walk.......