Running race (City to Surf) 56:51  12.0 km (4:44 / km)
shoes: pink asics
4.31, 4.35, 4.26, 4.22, 4.46, 4.37, 5.04, 4.38, 4.55, 5.37, 5.12, 4.08
The first 6 km were ok then the next km was up the big hill on Hay street and hurt a lot. The km after had lots of downhill and I strode out a bit. The next 3 km were really tough and hot running through Perry Lakes with a big blow up in the 10th km coming up Oceanic Drive. Pulled it back a little in the 11th and then smashed it as hard as I could down Oceanic before realising just how far away the finish line still was ....
So it was slow, over 2 min(fail) slower than last year when I hadn't really been training but .....................................
it was hard and it hurt and there is no way I would've done a run like that without the race incentive so it was still worthwhile.
Luckily Jess got a GPS for her birthday as there was no way I could've run 53 minutes, she didn't manage it either .... maybe next time.