Thought I'd make another attempt to revive this group.
Earlier this year I decided to continue challenging myself from last year's 5k race by entering into a 10-km race series. That's right, got off my tail 3-times over the course of 3months to take part in it.
Here's the results and a breakdown of what all happened:
Woke-up early, excited, motivated and primed to go. Showed up with enough time to get in a short warm-up before taking my place at the head of the crowd. Spent most of the race trailing a small group. used them to keep pace and eventually met up with them and broke ahead. adrenaline of a new challenge was definitely working in my favour today.
Finishing time: 52m22s
5-more minutes of sleep.... 5-more minutes... okay i'll just close my eyes and rest... x_x
Wasn't my best day. I showed up at the last possible moment. No time for warm up. just chugged some water and went for it. As i was walking from my car, i heard the starting horn. FML. I was the last person to cross the starting line and spent the first 10-15minutes of the race bobbing-and-weaving through the crowd. about halfway through the 2nd lap, I was about to shit my pants. all-around bad performance.
Finishing time: 54m47s
Made it a point to get up early and have a proper warming up. I knew i had to do better than my previous performance. Took my place towards the start of the line and had a decent run. There was some significant course changes which made it more interesting. My timing and pace just clicked. I set a new personal best time for the 5k distance, then ran out of steam near the end of the final lap, but still managed to sprint the last 100m, passing 2 people with that burst and breaking another that had been on my heels the last 3ks.
Final Time: 52m45s
Not as good as the first time around, but still better than the previous leg which left me quite stoked.
Next big adventure:
Starting at the end of July, carrying a backpack from the southern bit of Norway to somewhere up North...a distance of roughly 2000kms in around 6-7weeks.
It's 10-weeks until I fly to Europe. So not much time to get used to walking ~50ks a day with a medium-weight pack upand down hills. Wish me luck and give me some motivation!!