Running29:20 5.88 km (5:00 / km) +87m4:39 / km ahr:109 max:128 shoes: Grey Dyna
Running19:04 4.04 km (4:43 / km) +100m4:12 / km ahr:120 max:134 shoes: Blue Nimbus
Running13:24 2.38 km (5:39 / km) +16m5:27 / km ahr:121 max:158 shoes: Blue 4's
Running14:29 5.07 km (2:51 / km) +40m2:45 / km ahr:175 max:185 shoes: Blue 4's
Silverknowes 5 km - 1st
Pretty nervous about this actually. Also excited. Training has been much better the last 4-6 weeks but it is difficult to judge without actually racing. Sometimes you can race well when training seems rubbish and race badly when training is going well.
After coasting through the first 500 m I moved forward and sat at the front feeling pretty comfortable. I put in a bit of a dig at about halfway, mainly because I was looking around and there were still loads of people in the group. I wanted to thin things out a bit and basically ended up turning the screw at the front from there on. I still felt good and could sense that it was doing some damage to the group but I didn't want to look around fully. I had a little gap going into the turn around just after 4 km and was very happy to see that it was James Donald in second, looking good for a Dundee Hawks 1-2. The last 800 m or so was where it started to bite. I don't think I had much more to go to if I needed it, but I had done enough damage already to get the win and sneak under 14.30. James held on for second also.
Happy to be back racing, felt as good as I could have hoped for (I imagined it would hurt a lot more on the first race back) and happy to get the win. Hopefully I can push on a bit from this now and have a good summer of racing!
Today was also the first outing for my 4%'s, which I've had sat in a box for the last 4 months. I'm sold on them, comfortable and super bouncy. Feet felt like they slipped a little bit, and they weren't great on corners, but they feel like they give you a lot back with every step. Nice to run in for a 5 km, not sure they'd make a difference in time over that short a distance, but I can see how they could make a difference over a marathon.