Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:35
What: 5.12 km race
Why: it's what the race distance was
Last hard: the hill (breathing at the top)
Took your advice and went flat out, but steady.
Started off with a lap around the sports field, it felt really good. Then we exited the sports field and the uphill started. It was gentle and deceiving, as it didn't look uphill, but definitely felt it in the legs. 1st km was pretty easy and I felt like I was keeping a good pace, though breathing was a bit hard. 2nd km was a similar gradient. I got overtaken by a small group of people just before the end of km 2, but felt ok. Then at the 2 km point the hill steepened for 500m, and was a really struggle not to walk here. Got to the top (confirmed it was the top with the marshall), walked a few steps to take a puff of inhaler and started jogging slowly again. The path started winding downhill, so gave me a chance to catch my breath. Out of the forest, the path started suddenly uphill a bit (cruel) but it wasn't too long. Then downhill all the way to the finish, with a strong headwind. Overtook one man in the final 500m (accompanied by a "your only overtaking me because my leg hurts...men...). Finished in around 27 min. Very happy as aim was under 30.
Splits: 5:21, 5:44, 6:06, 5:05, 4:18, 00:32
WP I love this song, very apt for LMH
LMH have a good holiday
Chick doesn't sound fun
Dibs well done
Have a good Sunday all