6:45am, the first Saturday of the month…what better place to be than the Adelaide Uni Loop running track for the 2nd Adelaide CR 5km Challenge. I started at 7:02:30am with the aim of running 5:30min/km and taking off it felt like I was all ready pushing over the first couple of hundred metres. It felt like I was keeping up a steady pace and I caught up to a girl who looked like she was running a couple of laps. The first km ticked up in 5:19, faster than planned, and from there the legs just churned over at a constant rate. Once I caught the girl I never got the opportunity to pass here as it seemed like she sped up a little to pull a couple of metres ahead. It felt like I was a creepy guy, but I was flat to the boards and at my limit so I settled in about 20m behind.
I caught Frank quite early because he started late and passed Itsfun…with 600m to go. I would have loved to put on a spurt over that last half a kilometre to really bring it home but we come back to that all ready going flat out thing.
Long story short I pretty much held the 5:18min/km for the whole 5k finishing in 26:21 my fastest timed 5k…of course I have run 12km at 5:04min/km pace…but hopefully that will come next month.