13.Aug.2018

Aug 13, 2018

I just didn’t feel up to a longer time trial today. I’ve often erred on the side of pushing too hard when I should be resting, which isn’t smart. So I decided to be smart today and take it easier, especially as I still feel a slight niggle in my right Achilles.┬áBut I did decide that a simple fast kilometre would be a reasonable compromise.

I ran a different 1 km course than usual. This one is more ‘technical’, with lots of sharp right angled turns, so I didn’t expect the time to be particularly fast. But, despite this, and the fact I wasn’t flat out, I still managed to stop the clock at 3:45. This surprised me. I would have been happy with something in the low 4s, especially given the relaxed effort I put in.

I’ll publish another running article from the past in the next post. In the meantime, here’s some more photos from five years ago today as I was approaching Mount Gambier during the world run. Later that day I got quite wet from a short downfall of rain.