5km @ ST Pace 6:22 m/k for me.
The grounds keeper came across the oval to measure the lane with the wheel. I was curious to know how it compared with the Garmin......and the results were :
Garmin...206m ~~ quite a difference! The wheel would have to be correct......interesting!
|5k on 211.5m lane!|
1.5km warm-up + few drills
5km in 31:37.0 ; Avg. Pace 6:20
Splits ~~ 6:32.4; 6:17.4; 6:20.3; 6:09.4; 6:17.5
1.5km cool-down + few stretches.
I have to say that going round and round a 211.5m lane for 5km is nothing short of cruelty and enough to drive a person crazy! I changed direction after each kilometre and had auto lap set at 1km so I didn't have to work out distances.
I tried as best I could for even pacing, (secretly) hoping to outdo Ewen's recent incredibly even pacing in a 5km track race! I tried but didn't even get close, even though I thought my results quite acceptable! It was reasonably hard work I must say, with quite a bit of audible puffing in the last 2 kilometres. I'd love to run 30 min or just under; won't happen at Fisher's Ghost...much too hilly; but Canberra track? Wouldn't it be wonderful! Today, I finished about 40m in front of VP!!
For today : 8km