Number of Runs: 3
Total Distance: 39.8 km
Total Time: 3h 32m
Average Moving Pace: 5:20 min/km
Total Ascent: 546m
Summary: I RAN MY FIRST SUB20 5K!!! I RAN MY FIRST SUB20 5K!!!
That’s the big news. Three days after a trail marathon as well, following a massage, cold bath and recovery run. And by some margin, 19:35 thanks to some excellent pacing help! Completely and utterly overjoyed with that result, despite certain other people unwilling to share in it.
Following the race, a lack of appetite on Tuesday and Wednesday meant Thursday was a knackering run, and again had no appetite. Friday was lunch-less, and Saturday was pretty light as well. It’s been weird having accomplished the 5k. Like, oh, so that’s finally done then, oh okay. And the euphoria stops after two days, and it’s a bit of a bump to earth. Mid-week has been pretty lame, but the cross country run on Sunday was a boost, albeit a slower than hoped one.
About 10km shy of my weekly 50km target, but considering last week was a bonkers 80km, I think I’m due a little recovery time. Hopefully following some mental, physical and emotional recovery, I’ll be back in to the thick of it next week working on those 8k and 10k times.