However, as the day went on I slept in a little later (haven't been sleeping well lately), and had a decent breakfast and went in to work. Stupidly forgot my lunch so got some Butter Chicken from Curry Point in the village and re-evaluated how I felt. Deciding I was doing alright and might as well go out as a pacer for people.
Getting to the practice, there was a good group of about 12 of us who would be doing the time trial. I decided to go out holding 4 min/km pace and see how things went. My watch is currently broken (strap), so I was running with a sweet yellow stopwatch in my hand I was wearing the my new shoes, the New Balance flats, they felt fast. Possibly a little too fast, off for the first lap (5.5 laps make up 5k) and pass the 1km mark in 3:38, oops. Oh well, some money in the bank.
Slowed it down to 4 for my next km and then slowly chipped away some time from there on and picking it up for my last km again.
Finished quite comfortably in 19:00-01, which wasn't too bad since I was yelling out pace times and running with a stopwatch in my hand. I feel if I had really killed myself I could have gone maybe 30 seconds faster but that wasn't really the point in todays workout. I finished comfortable and able to talk with no trouble breathing. Only 5:39 to cut out of that until I'm running as fast as Pre!
All in all, fairly pleased with my effort for the day. It is only January after all. Give it a few month and I should be able to rock that pace out for much longer than 5k.
On a more important note, I have no problems with my knees so thats a good sign that I can start trying to run more frequently now.
Also big congrats to a few of the people running today, although I'm not mentioning them all, Claire ran a huge PB, she wasn't sure what her pace was going to be (shyly saying in the 22 range early this week), pulled off a 19:54. And Nynne who had never run under 21:30 ran 20:25.
The shoes were alright, I don't know if I liked them more than my Asics though. Although lighter, they weren't as comfy. I'll have to try them out again at some point.
Thats it for now, I decided to get this post out of the way fast so I wouldn't be tempted to later when I'm supposed to be doing my grant proposal that I've been putting off all week.
Take Care, train hard.