Saturday, November 11, 2006
Day 6 - Holy Smoke!.........
..........I ran under 9 minutes for the first time over my 1500m course!!
Program : Time Trial over 1500m course (road in Bowral) in 9 minutes or faster.
Warm-up : jog 1500m, Rest, 3 x Strides.
Warm-down : jog or brisk walk.
Time = 0 : 8 : 45
Pace = 5.51
Avg. 88% of MHR
500m Splits = 2:51; 2:58; 2:54
Started at 10:15 a.m. & already 28 degrees & a westerly blowing.....this did not look good!
Mr G-armin was programmed to have Virtual Partner running at a 6mpk; that way, if I could keep ahead of him, I'd make it in 9 minutes....and that would be a first!
At the start I looked VP straight in the eye & said out loud: "This time I'm going to stay ahead of you, you so-and-so!" And I did, making sure I was at least 20 metres ahead most of the time. How good is it not to see that lower half of the screen turn black!
0:8:45....and I didn't find it nearly as hard as I have on other days over the same course & that was an even bigger surprise than the time. The quads started to 'shout' a bit with about 15 metres to go, but I turned a deaf ear to them & pushed to the finish!
What a satisfied & smug smile I gave Virtual Partner then!