It was hard to believe after I pushed the stop button that I’ve just finished my 4k time-trial in 16:52. After 3 months of no consistent training, including a 25 day stop during my vacations, I didn’t know I could run like this.
I went to the park decided to do my best but expecting a 5:00/km pace, as my easy runs at 6:00/km were not that easy as before. I started faster than I wanted (the 5:00/km pace) but kept going to see what would happen. After the first km I checked my watch and saw 4:12 and immediately thought I wouldn´t make it. But I´m stubborn and kept going and going. When I reached the 3rd km I was wishing it could end there. Then I thought: “Ok, just another km, right?” So I went for it and finished very tired, reaching my limit.
Better than the final time was how consistent I could go. No more than 2 seconds from my fast km to my slowest km. This made me very happy.
Aug 12th – 4k time-trial
New cycle beginning today.