Yes, that’s how it is.
The time was 3:45pm in the afternoon. The weather is gloomy. A bit of a drizzle due to Typhoon Santi. Nowhere better near to run than in this place. 🙂
- It’s near home. I can walk back anytime in less than 10 minutes.
- It’s a bit cleaner (compared to the dirty road)
- Lots of trees and shades for a small loop
- It’s a safe place. Lighted and lot’s of vehicles passing nearby.
I was only planning to run at least a 10K for this afternoon. However, while on my jogs, I noticed how consistent my pace is. Then Zatopek’s workout entered my mind. Then questions, pop out. Can I really do 100 loops here?
I am also wearing a timex watch with only 9 laps. I started with 5 loops per lap.
By the 2nd lap, I am already thirsty since this work-out is a slow jog of 4 loops plus 1 sprint loop every 5th loop, of every lap. I just don’t carry anything to drink when I am not running more than 20K.
So, by the 22nd loop, while I counter my thirst, I still maintained my pace.
I was tempted to stop when I reached the 8th Lap (40th loop)..but then, the heck! I can still push and I know it. 5 more and a bit faster! LOLS
Here’s the lap detail via my Timex watch: Total time of 1 hour 38 minutes 45 seconds.
(yes, it’s a very boring loop) 1 LAP = 5 Loops or 280 meters x 5 = 1.4 Kms.
- 11 minutes 12 seconds .02
- 11 minutes 23 seconds .53
- 10 minutes 49 seconds .94
- 10 minutes 39 seconds .93
- 10 minutes 51 seconds .94
- 11 minutes 05 seconds .19
- 10 minutes 59 seconds .67
- 10 minutes 49 seconds .95
- 10 minutes 53 seconds .39
On the walk home, I bought a 355 ml Mountain Dew and took in a capsule of Heltine Multivatimins.
I was feeling better and I liked my run. I was able to run consistently and longer at this route.
I do plan to beat the 45 with a 50 next time. Looking forward to that! (100?)
All thanks to our loving God and Father!