Running race (Vilnius half marathon) 1:39:18  21.1 km (4:42 / km)
ahr:177 shoes: Asics Trainer- Blie
Vilnius half marathon. Didnt do any specific training and relied on my current fitness. This week felt pretty tired, but on the warm up body felt pretty good despite 8.30am. Started out rather well in nice comfort zone - kept pace just under around 4.20-30 and HR around/under 175. In VP little by little started to lose comfort zone - HR started to rise and needed to put some effort into running, the hill in the end didnt add so much pleasure (even though was still catching up people). After downhill along the river (~11-12) started to lose all the fun - got first signs of tense quads/hams, so little by little was dropping pace as didnt want to suffer too early. There the 3.15 'baloons' overtook me.. Gel at 12.5 actually helped a bit - sugar kicked in and everything didnt look so bad for a while. Yet. Here I met a new friend a friend - a girl with who was running for the last 5k. It was kind of fun to have someone to encourage, to keep up with and to whinge how painful it is. . But the story went really downwards when we hit the old town.. Every uphill was a real struggle, was dropping pace drastically, lost my friend and all the fun that i still had. Also went into deep denial when anyone was encouraging to keep up and do not give up - had a lot energy to chat, but not to run - kind of a sign that didnt want to push too much into pain zone so just kept slowing down.
Kind of disappointed with the time as it was the worst halfMa ive done, but it seems running on the asphalt for 10k is not enough.. Also I overrated my fitness and started probably a bit too fast.
Now just need to remember if I try smth like this - go for longer/faster runs on the asphalt before, because my body is lame and doesnt like more than 10k races with out any preparations.
5 - 22.13
10 - 23.24 / 45.37
15 - 23.44 / 1.09.21
20 - 24.54 / 1.34.15
21.1 - 5.03 / 1.39.18
Approx. km times by my watch.
3 00:04:24.0 Barclays k.
5 00:04:36.0 Žveryno k.
10 00:04:49.0 VP k.
13 00:04:54.0 Gerimas/gel
16 00:04:51.0 Prospektas
18 00:05:03.0 Vokiečių g
19 00:05:11.0 Subačiaus k.
Running warm up/down 30:00  5.0 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Asics Trainer- Blie
Warm up before, no cool down. Recovery run after several hours, good stretch and sauna after.