A cloudy, pleasantly cool morning with light mist covering the distant hills on Bowral parkrun cycle path. Normally, Tuesday would be a track session but the change around started this morning with a tempo run instead. I always seem to be looking for excuses - other than the obvious! - as to why any particular run didn't go as I would have wished!
I had Sunday and Monday off because I was so terribly tired after Saturday's parkrun, and so those two days of doing nothing can take the blame for this morning's run not being as comfortable as I would have expected after so much rest. There! How easy is it to find excuses? Took no time at all!
1.5km warm-up ..... I did this jogging down the grassy hill & onto the cycle path.
5km @ ST Pace ..... i.e. 8:10m/k based on a 40 min 5k time
Cool down .. none! Some stretches instead!
5km in 41:47
Avg. Pace 8:22m/km
AHR 110bpm; MHR 139bpm
82% to 104%(?) of max.
TE 1.9 .. Minor! To the devil with that!
Splits: 8:01; 8:36; 8:10; 7:58; 9:01 ... VP got me, as he always does (humph, hummph, humph!) running up the grassy hill to finish!
That's it till track on Thursday. "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!"