So today I went to the tennis kiosk. And there was no-one there either. Though there was a park warden around who seemed to be someone I could pay - though he asked me how much the fees were, which didn't really instil confidence. I paid my £4.50(!) and he let me in to the track.
|V. cold today|
Chuffing like a train for the last lap, 12.5 laps of lonely foot tapping around the track, and my 5km was up. I hit the lap button again and shuffled back to the start of the lap to pick up my woolly hat and fleecy jacket and jogged down to the tube station to go home. I felt sluggish, but fine. No problem banging out my fastest 5km ever and it's 3 months after I decided to go low carb/high fat.
And here we are. My first properly hard 5km fuelled by fat and the splits are like this:-
Splits 4-8 are the 5km distance with a total time of 22:36. I calculated that on the train on the way back and didn't really believe it until I did it all again properly at home. That's 01:31 faster than my PB that I set back in October 2011, with a WAVA Age Grading of 62.8%. Today's run gives me an age grading of 67.7%. That's... quite pleasing really. It also helps to give me an idea of what I could aspire to if I trained for other distances...
There's no way on god's earth I'd manage 04:15-04:20 for Sunday's 50km run. It's a long way. I've not trained for the distance (or even a marathon, or even a half marathon). Plus there's the getting lost bit too. Knowing a route like the back of your had makes quite a difference to overall time. Still, I can dream :o) I'd really love to break 6 hours if I'm honest.