Running Tempo race 57:11  16.29 km (3:31 / km) +57m 3:27 / km vdot: 62.6
shoes: Asics Hyperspeed 3
Another weekly Sognsvann Rundt Medsols. This time with an atempt to do 5 laps age record. Even splits of 11:28 was required. Only once during the five laps did i go below that time ;)
Very nice day with lots of sun and hopefully great conditions. Had rained before, so a bit wet at some places Nothing major, but didnt like how the shoes soaks up the water beneath. Every second mattered. Also ended up not running with sun glasses since the sun disapeared a few minutes before the start, ditched them.
Payed closely attention to my watch and getting correct paces. Tried to relax my stride and pace and get some comfortable 3:28´s. First km right at the back of a pack of 5 (all of them doing only one lap). After 1km, moved up the pack as most of them had started to fast. led halfway through the first loop, passed by 2 the last few hundred meters, and after doing one lap, looked at my watch, and disaster struck: I had ran it over 25 seconds too fast!
To top it all off, went into some nasty ass shit weather on the second lap. It wasnt Irene shitty, but enough to get me way past my comfort zone. It was hailing like crazy and i remember when looking at Sognsvannet, if I had a camera and zoomed close enough, it would look like a stormy sea. Had slowed considerably on the second lap, but still PRed 2 laps once more at 22:36.
Last three laps the weather stabled into just heavy rain, but the tracks were getting worse shape, and my shoes soaked through. managed stable pacing. Lost most feelings in my legs towards the end (last two laps), which made running more difficult, and perhaps an easier time to stumble or fall or something similar.
Got some stitches on beginning of fourth lap, and got really scared. Really thought that would be the end of it. They dissapeared, but returned on 5th lap for half of it. It explains partially the breakdowns on the km splits.
No hit the wall feeling whatsoever throughout the run :D Good times.
11:04 -- (11:04)
22:36 -- (11:32)
34:05 -- (11:29)
45:42 -- (11:37)
57:11 -- (11:29)