Last weekend was the Sri Chinmoy 5km at Princes Park. This first race of the year was for me to see just how much slower I’ve got. Well I did it in 25:08 – shame about those 8 seconds, but it took me at least 1 km to warm up and even then I was really struggling to hold on. I’d like to blame the weather, because it did get warm towards the end, but I honestly didn’t notice it that much.
I wore my Five Fingers, which turned out to be a great choice. My feet just felt so light. Pity about the heavy legs and unusually high heart rate. I passed someone else in FFs and hoped to catch up with him at the end. I only hung around for a few minutes, but maybe he was in the 10km event because I didn’t see him.
Anyway, now I know how slow I am. The next race will be better.