on thursdays i run long tempo intervals.
since it is between -10C and -5C these days everything is in ice so i do my running on the partizan track.
already 4 hours of running on track this week.
half of it was in bends (200m of 400m track is a bend).
i can not switch the direction because only one lane is cleaned from ice and there are other people.
one of my legs will become bigger than the other.
today i ran 2 x 5000m tempo – something between 3:50 and 4:00min/km.
it felt moderate.
i usually run in the dark and there are no lights on the stadium.
there was only one guy also running a tempo.
he was running maybe 10-15km at 3:40min/km.
i tried to follow and not let him escape too much.
he gained maybe 200m on 5km on me.
it was a strange experience.
running fast in a dark circle.
me and the guy on the other side of the track.
when you see other runners they seem like robots.
it was a good session and in spite of my extra 10% weight i feel able to run.
if and when i loose those few kilos i will probably accelerate 10-15sec/km easy.
i was proud.
then i started chatting to a guy in the locker room.
i asked him for his pb.
he said 28:30 on 10km.
and i got super depressed.