Running 52:00 12.0 km (4:20 / km)
After feeling pretty good for a couple of days and what feels like weeks without any real training, I decided to try something a bit faster. Ran efforts between some km markers from a race on the embankment in the Sparrow Hills. Dead flat in a straight line on tarmac, very dull. Aimed to run at a nice comfortable tempo pace of 3.20s, which I thought would be easily sustainable for 6+ reps. Managed the first 5 and it became apparant I was trying much too hard for the pace. 3.22, 3.18, 3.19, 3.18, 3.22. Gave up and jogged home for an ice cream, shattered now. Am I really that unfit?