Ran a 20:35 5k in the park today, which reassures me that my 19:50 run on the stadium isn’t just some GPS blip. It was pretty hard but not more so than I could keep running afterwards. It might take me some time to beat that time. I might need to shed a few kg’s more. (Don’t worry, I have some fat in storage still.)
Luckily I have my favourite distance 10k to work on. Which was my real plan for today. I had been hoping to keep a 4:00/km pace for six km, but there was just no way. Might be better off with something like 4:20 tempo. Anyway I need to spend some time below 4:30 pace, to make that pace mine.
My Vivibarefoot’s soles are wearing thin, and my toes are starting to come through the upper in various places. Soon I’ll have worn out my first pair of running shoes!
I sent my wife to the Marathon Sport training today and I think I have created a monster! Now she’s completely on fire and claims she’ll be faster than me in a couple of years. She has some African genes in her, and looks like she could run a mean 800m. But I am of course going to stay ahead of her at almost any cost.