You know the ones -- where you get a number on your chest and tie a little tag to your shoelaces
8.3 klm on a dirt track with 700 others. I set myself a goal of under an hour and did it in 57 minutes 3 seconds. Not that the time matters at all -- just an indication to me that I can set a pace and keep to it over the distance - the pace almost identical to my usual non-stop 5K pace . I adopted a 4minute/1 minute run/walk interval for this run, although I ran the first couple of Ks non-stop until the crowd thinned a bit. The day was a beautiful typical Queensland winters day -- freezing in the morning (4C when we arrived at 7AM and 25C by lunchtime with clear blue skies). The track was dusty as it has been dry here and that would have affected some runners, I expect.
THIS, my friends , is (as many know) a man who could not run 100 metres 6 months ago.
I keep saying it - if I can do it, ANYONE can!!!