Running32:20 6.25 km (5:10 / km) +67m4:55 / km ahr:103 max:121
Running25:23 4.28 km (5:56 / km) +2m5:55 / km ahr:102 max:137
Running race 29:16 10.0 km (2:56 / km) ahr:171 max:188
Glasgow BMC/Scottish 10,000m championships.
This was a Highgate tester, how could I cope with 25 laps? The plan was set in stone beforehand: stick with the pacemaker (2.59s) until 5km and then try to push on in the second 5km. I hoped I could run around 14.30 for this second 5km to prove to myself that I had a shot at sub 29 at Highgate in 3 weeks time.
I took my time at the start but after a couple of k I moved up to second behind the pacemaker. We were hitting the splits pretty well and I was feeling pretty good (although there was a bit of a wind on the back straight which made it feel more surgey than I would have liked).
Just before the 5km mark I moved passed the pacer and started to pick up the pace. I told myself to focus on getting to 8km as 6-8km was going to be the toughest bit mentally. Once I got to 8km I knew I would be hurting but 5 laps is manageable in the mind. It really started to hurt with about a mile to go but I just took it a lap at a time from there.
Really happy with the race, it went about as well as I could have hoped.. The second 5km was tough work and very much a solo effort so I'm pleased with the amount I managed to pick it up..