10 km midnight run – phew

 

What a great feeling…

OK. I’ve gone a bit crazy. When I got home this evening from my afternoon 20km cycling I felt that I had a little bit more energy left so I decided to go for a midnight run.

I ran for 10km tonight and feel really great apart form a blister on my left feet. I keep getting a blister there. Must discover why. I think my left feet is smaller than my right which means it has a bit more room to move in the shoe.

Tonights splits are:

1. 4:38
2. 4:03

3. 4:12
4. 4:12
5. 4:12
6. 4:13
7. 4:12
8. 4:12
9. 4:08
10: 4:01
11. 4:12
12. 4:07
13. 4:18
14. 4:02

58 min 30 secs for first 5 km
4 mins 10 secs per lap

15. 3:43
16. 3:50
17. 3:55
18. 3:57
19. 3:39
20. 3:43
21. 3:43
22. 3:47
23. 3:36
24. 3:41
25. 3:26
26. 3:15
27. 2:42
28. 2:46

49 mins 43 secs for final 5 km
3 mins 33 secs per lap

Total time 108 mins 13 secs (1hr 48 mins 13 secs).

This is now my current personal best beating the last time of 1 hr 50 mins. Nothing suprising as I’ve only done it twice but still any improvements should be celebrated and welcomed.

10 km on the Polar FT60

Negative Splits yayyyy.

The last 5km was faster than the first 5km by 8 mins 47 secs which is not suprising as all the lap times for the last 5km was under 4 mins. I’m really happy that the last 2 laps was under 3 mins. Given time, as I lose weight and my technique improves and my stamina improves I think I have a real shot at 1 hour for the 10 km. If I can sustain 2:42 for 14 laps I’ll hit a 33 min mark for the 5 km. Let’s see what happens in the next 3 months.

I have to keep an eye on my resting heart rate in the morning as I don’t want to suffer from over training.


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