Monthly Handicap at Deeks
Race distance 8 km plus 2 km warm up
Race time: 42' 20"
Rate: 5' 18" per km
Finished: 89th / 95
Weather: sunny, temp 22 degrees, humidity 30%, wind NW at 30 kmph
Week: 10 km
Sept: 261.85 km
Year: 3648.2 km
Started and didn't finish last, that was always the plan. Definitely no racing, with a dry dusty track and a strong wind blowing against on the way back, I had no chance. CJ failed to front, so I hoped a few others may be going as slow as me.
Changed course to an out and back, downhill for the first km or so, then flat to the turn, and a struggle for the last 4 km. That km rate above is flattering, 1st km downhill with wind behind was 4'16" pace, the last 2 kms at well over 6 min pace. Even CJ going slow would have been faster.
I have also put C2K back on the plan, recovery is going better than I expected, another 2 weeks and all should be fine. Brindie will taken easy, then up the training as per a plan I got from Martin Fryer late last year.
A man that can cover 393 km in 48 hours must know what he is talking about.