For ages, I’m talking months, I’ve tried to run 5 km under 30 minutes and just can’t do it. Tonight Simon and I started our run at the Tan then headed down to Albert Park – he gave me a 5 minute head start on the 5 kms and I headed off determined to crack that 30 mins but almost sure Simon would kick my arse.
I got to the 2.5 km marker and could see him about half a km behind me. Since I didn’t have my watch or any other timing device, but figured it worked out about right (if his pacing was spot on). Around 3 km my calf started cramping. I stopped for a drink and a stretch cos I can multitask. Got to the 4 km marker and was still ahead. Got the 4.5 km marker in my sights – still ahead but that bloody Simon caught me just as I passed the marker.
I was almost dying for the last half km but made it —- 29.57 mins. I did it!