Turns out Paul, Debbie and Kay all had the same thoughts and entered last week as well. I really enjoy track races and was looking forward to have a good step out.
I have been doing aerial yoga to help with flexibility and also doing core and strength training at home. While I re-start all of these its only obvious that I will end up feeling stiff and sore for the first couple of weeks...... and I do! But its a good feeling and I really love that I am waking up sleeping muscles.
Today was perfect temps for racing.....about 15 degs with a slight breeze.... just perfect. We started out and I felt great....stiff but great. Got a good stride on and felt like I was relaxed and flowing well. Did my first km in 5.26 but then my lack of fitness stepped in and my next km dropped back to 5:40. I tried hard to stay at this pace and looked to see Debbie ahead of me and tried to pick up my pace to pass her.
I went through 3 km in 16:49 and I thought to myself...just keep pushing you might get close to 28mins today, but I kinda hit a wee wall and ended up doing my slowest km for 5:46 and then my last km I was trying to catch Paul (which I did but it zapped me in doing so) and again it was a 5:44 - so 10secs lost in these two kms.... but still. I am very happy with how my training is going and how I am feeling while I am racing. Nothing is hurting and I am starting to relax and flow.
Total time for the 5000m was 28:19
5000m race data
1st place masters W45-49 new medals....they are so nice
Winners are Grinners!