Started off downhill slowly and took it easy on the cycle path. On the way back after the turnaround, I ran clear out of breath and even with help from a puffer and lovely fellow runner, Ian, I had to take walk breaks all the way to the hill on which, happy to say, I didn't stop! Looked at the Garmin and thought I saw 49 minutes; about right and what I disappointingly expected! However, looking more closely at home I saw my time was 40 minutes...not 49 at all! Bloody stoked I was!
Official times have just been published now at 4pm (3 missing barcodes held up results).
5km in 40:40 (how neat is that!)
AHR 126bpm; MHR 135 bpm
88% - 94% of max.
Avg. cadence 163spm
TE 2.5 Maintaining
82.50% age graded!
In the coming weeks I'll stay with low heart rate training; seems to be working and takes the pressure off during the summer months. Also, I can do that every day without having to take alternate days off.