Well, After losing most of the last week of March to some realllly nasty food poisoning that came on the day I left for Vilnius, I ran an indoor 5000 as my first speed workout since the Half in Riga the week before. Down almost 3kg I just decided to do it as a workout to get my legs moving again. I was the only lady that day so just chicked as many guys as I could a long the way :)
Next up a week later was the 5k season opener on April 6th. Well, the day before I ran the 2 mile xc albeit sandbagged it to hold my place in the winter standings, but this was nevertheless a day 2 race. My goal after the food poisioning incident was to just try and break 20. Yes, that sucks, but I just wasn't up to hammering 3.45km pace and still needed to gain weight back. So I took the first km close to 4 min but that felt way too easy and picked up to the 3.40s popped the 3rd one in 3.38....and kept going. I ended up just over 19 which was not bad at all for a day 2 race and seemed to finally be recovering from the nasty tummy issues of the previous week. 5th overall this yr.