First up this week was a 5k balls-all-out run after a 30 minute run to get the body on board. Last Fall I did this same little test to set my HR zones in place and it was time to double check the numbers.
All day on Tuesday I was both excited and nervous. The feeling like I remember as you line up at the local 5k’s. I do my warm-up run as it begins raining with low 50 degree temps. Clear my watch out and OFF I GO. It took only a matter of minutes and my excitement was replaced by misery. I had turned off every feature on my Garmin and only had the distance visible. The entire run I had no idea of my time or pace. This was smart but holy-mother-alive it felt like the distance was never going to be reached.
I completed the little torture test and made my way home. Reviewed my data… was pleased…would have been thrilled if it were just 13 seconds faster giving me a sub 24 minute 5k…. but will take the 24:12 finish time. If this had been a true racing event I just have to know that I would have hit the goal. Anyway......Now my data has been handed over and now I await my zones.
Tonight I have yoga and a swim session. Tonight is also my first sets of 100’s speed sets in the pool. I am excited right now but all of that could vanish once I hit the water. :)
What an exciting adventure to Iron that I am on!