I went to the track this evenening for the 10 200s at 5k pace. It was starting to cool down so it was quite comfortable - slight breeze blowing as well.
The two things I learned is that I don't understand all of the markings on the track and that I don't know how to "feel" my pace. My 5k pace is about 7:50/mile so I should be running these somewhere between 55 and 60 seconds. I averaged somewhere around 45 seconds which equates to about a six minute pace (I wish!). I tried to slow it down, but honestly I did not feel like I was going all out.
I thought I understood the markings on the track as far as how to run 200s - one would take me 48 seconds and then the next one would take me 40 seconds - I moved to the center of the track and they got more consistent so I think they were more even.
Question - what lane do I need to run in if I don't want to make any corrections - i.e. what lane is exactly 400 meters starting and finishing on the same spot? Thanks.