My poor red head after running! This is the face which causes so much concern amongst the Taiwanese as I pass them (with a classically painted Taiwan Power Station behind me):
I had planned to run track this morning and follow up with a swim, but in the end I went with a 5km run by the river in order to see how long it would actually take me. I was hoping to be a bit faster than I was, but in the end decided that I would take these figures as my “baseline” and work on improving them gradually. I know that I can do 5min/km as I have in the past, so that is my aim for the next few weeks.
So here are my stats:
Average Pace: 6:09min/km
Splits: (picture because it’s easier than typing)
The first kilometre is allowed to be a bit slow as I was warming up, but I was busting my arse between 2.5km and 3.5km, and ran a 5min/km before exhausting myself and reverting back to a very slow pace for the rest of the run. I think I’m ok with that, I will try and extend the “sprint” time gradually until there are fewer and fewer slow kilometres at the end.