My first track opener of the season!
I have raced at Woodside stadium in Watford before and I always find that you can run fast on the track there mainly because of the fact it’s never usually too windy and the temperature always seems to be perfect!
I had a time target in mind of anywhere between 8:15-8.30 for 3000m, this would be a new personal best time that I would be going for so I knew I would have to be feeling really good during the race (previous best 8.32)
We set off the first few laps running 69-70secs which was a bit slow for a fast finishing time but luckily the field started to stretch out and I could latch on to the back of the leaders. We passed 1600m (1mile) in 4:29 so I knew if kept progressing each lap and wound up the pace I was on for something good!
With 2 laps to go I was feeling strong knowing I could hold the pace, (at this stage we was running 63-64secs per lap) sprinting down the home straight I was going all out and crossed the line in a new personal best time of 8:18.21â€¦ A 12 sec p.b! This confirmed that I am heading in the right direction, running that kind of time with only 1 track session behind me so far this year!