Over 3 months ago and on completion of C25k my first and one and only 5k parkrun recorded 47:06.
By mid May recorded a 43:41 that somehow did not catch my interest.
Decided I would enter this snail, lol. in Roseabi's Speed challenge.
I entered a 45 min base time for a 5k regular Woodland Circuit, time based on
my only PARKRUN official time and thought with all the miles I have put in my legs maybe I have quickened a little.
With the starters gun gone
Wk1,3xruns, 42,47 & 49mins.Strava did not record the 42, lol.
Wk2, 3xruns,46:57,43:38 & 44:32.
So at least got on the board and corrected the oversight of the 43:41not being declared initially.
Wk3, 3x runs 44:32, 46:33 & boom 40:56 and 8:11 mins/km.
Loved the fun, the tips, advice and of course the forum support.
I feel definitely I have moved into another band from 45-50,and of course initially higher than that,
Next target is 35-40 mins.
Just feel that all that is required is a bit of hard work and application in time.
The knowledge and motivational support is here on the forum.
Last week of the speed challenge until the next one.
Good luck to all the flyers out there and already participating in this one.
Don’t spend too much time at the drinks table this snail I think is getting quicker. lol.