After a decidedly tiring week I started to psych myself up for W7R1. This morning, with a sprinkling of snow about, I warily got into my running gear, not really looking forward to the 25 minute run up and down the very slight inclines (which are probably more like mole hills to you graduates...).
First things first... I'd been meaning to just start my sports tracker after my 5 minute walk so I could just time the 25 mins running - sadly I forgot and just started it at the same time as Laura. Anyway, off I went - after my 5 minute walk the first part of my run was down an incline but I was still surprised to hear that I'd done my 2nd Km in 05.50 - "gosh" I thought, "if I could do that for each km then I'd do 5 in 27.50 - well that'll be a few months after Graduation, especially as I have yet to cover 5kms - normally finish with about 4.something".
I carried on with face and fingers tingling, enjoying the view of the hills and mountains looking as if they'd been gently dusted with icing sugar when to my surprise I was nearly home. I hadn't really listened much - after my 05.50 km - to the sports tracker robot undoubtedly whispering painfully slow km timings in my ear. It was just as I was almost at the end of my cool down walk that 'robo-sports' said "5kms in 34.31". I didn't really think much about it there and then BUT as I was checking the workout afterwards it suddenly dawned on me that INCLUDING THE 10 MINUTES WARM UP/WARM DOWN I had just done 5kms for the first time AND ONLY 4.31 OVER THE 30 MINUTE MARK!!
Sooooooooooooooo - I'M LOOKING FOR A REALITY CHECK PLEASE. Is it possible that this is a good time or is it cheating given that I'm sure I walk faster than I run. Is there anyone out there who can talk me through what has actually happened and bring me back down to earth - gently - by explaining this freak phenomenon. All information gratefully received :-).
Hope you're all having good weekends