Great day for a Parkrun here in Keswick, cool, but sunny, light breeze.
Of 232 starters, including for the first time some friends of mine who were running 'en famille', I arrived at the finish in 198th place. Which result felt better than last week (when I thought I was last).
I've had a <expletive deleted> week running: really didn't want to go on Tuesday, and could only manage 3.2K before I just gave up and stomped home; then Thursday I did manage 5K, but only after the worst toxic 10 I've had since starting this malarkey.
However, on Friday my Couch to 5K Graduate Tee-shirts arrived, and just putting the yellow one on this morning made me determined. Plus the delight of the crowd at Parkun always lifts the spirits. In the end my best feeling both before and after, and now the results are in, my best results so far:
198 35:37VM65-6948.43%M112NHS Couch to 5kNew PB!3
Strava seemed to like it too (ain't got the hang of starting and stopping the watch yet):
5.03km 36:12mins 7:11/km
Best estimated 5k effort (35:47)
Best estimated 2 mile effort (22:39)
Best estimated 1k effort (5:56)
The secret of the good times seemed to be 'run very fast when you can see the end', it also helps if it's the downhill bit. 10k though, still seems a way off.
Love you, Runners!