Finally made it for the planned regular Wednesday track session. I was not feeling too well with hay fever giving hard time. Legs also felt a bit tired after the load of previous weekend and fastish Tuesday night run. So I was not sure if I would actually do any running. At the end I decided to give it a try. I went with my son, let him do his program during my breaks, while doing mu training during his breaks. Works pretty well.
I saw some guys doing 3km time trial few days ago during their track night. I thought it may be good idea to see where I am. So after warm up it was 3km, then after break 1km and then 400m to finish the night.
3km did not go well. I did not push 100% but still I expected time well under 12 mins without too much effort. With lots of effort I managed 12:09 or something like that. Days of sub 10m 3km runs are clearly long long gone 🙂
Few weeks ago I did my first 1km run on track in more 20 years. Pushing a bit but not too much (as I did not want to break/tear/pull anything) I did 3m40s. Far from sub 3mins of my previous life but still OK. This time 4m10 secs was best I could do. Not a good night.
Last was 400m. It was a mental challenge just not to give up and go home… At the end 1m31s, some 5 seconds faster only then my 9 year old son managed few minutes earlier.
Will see what regular track nights will do to my speed over next few months…