Running race 10:23  3.0 km (3:28 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons
3km Time Trial with jonnyq and lorrieq.
Legs weren't feeling great before, but not too bad either I guess. The aim was to go at 80sec laps (10mins pace), and just try and stay as close to that as possible.
We started and immediately jonny was leading, and I felt the pace was slightly too quick, but when I finished lap 1 in 81secs I knew I was going to have to push a bit harder. After 3 laps or so I was already beginning to not feel great, but it didn't get that much worse until I really pushed at the end. Seemed to keep a decent pace for most, but slowly slipping away. With a few laps to go I could really see my times slowing, and I was hurting. But with 800m to go I had done the maths and worked out 2x 84secs laps would put me at 10:30, and I wanted to dip just under that. I picked it up and ran better for this 800, really fought off the pain. I caught a bit back on Jonny here, but I didn't ever really think I was going to catch him again, I just wanted the time. He ran very well!
Nice run, enjoyable, pretty big headwind as well. I found in the last few hundred metres I was really struggling to get air in at all. My Lungs struggled a lot, but it was also my upper arms and abs that really hurt when I finished, a lot more core work to be done this year.