4K Time-trial

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.

The splits:

Aug 12th – 4k time-trial
Night Run
Temp: 21C


New cycle beginning today.




I´m 32 years old, live in Sao Paulo-BRA and started running regularly on Sep´08, but only on Feb´09 started following a training program. I haven´t stopped since…

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