During my shopping trip I did manage to buy some new trainers, so that was an incentive to get back on the streets. The latest Saucony Trigon Guide. I love new springy trainers. And I love the colour, so double bonus. I also got to try out my new Garmin 50. It's been in the box since I got it last month. After my 205 got waterlogged - and subsequently goosed - on Saturday, I was forced to get my head round the new gadget. Within minutes I realised how much I was going to miss my 205 and went on line to order another one. So I've got a few days with the nifty 50. The reason I bought it was for the WHW race. It works with a footpod rather than GPS, so the battery life is much longer. And it has a heart rate monitor. It seems pretty basic, but I haven't really given it a proper go. I'm just eagerly awaiting the arrival of my 205. Although the new 405 is out in April. I just need to get one before Marco. Te he.
Anyway, about tonight's run. It was timed efforts. Last time this was on the schedule, we turned up expecting a 5k time trial. Fortunately, it's not as scary. It's simply reps for a specific time, rather than distance. This time is was 3 x 6 minutes at 10k pace (with 1.5min recovery) and then 1 x 3m. Of course I was in with the two of the faster packs, so I was probably doing 5k pace to try and keep up. Once I've worked out how to get the info off the poor-persons' Garmin, I'll post the results. Actually once Marco's showed me how to do it, I'll post the results. All I know it that the distance was 7.3 miles (including 0.6m warm up). I had a great run tonight. I really enjoyed it. Being with faster people really pushes me - just to hang in at the end.