Really pleased with today's Parkrun. Instead of trying to do 5K every run, I am saving that just for Saturday. Tuesday was bad, only managed 3.6K and 26 minutes, felt terrible, Thursday was better, although my wife had to push me out the door, and I did 4K in 30 minutes. The route matters, but more than that my recovery from Sunday (my one day at work) seems to take longer now.
The weather was perfect, cool and sunny, we had a good crowd, perhaps 250 runners. The official numbers aren't in yet but my watch says 35.03 minutes for the 5K which is just shy of 7mins/Km!!!! Pretty sure it will be a new PB. Strava certainly thinks so.
I really pushed for the last K, and got my heart up to 177 at the line. Gentle walk back to the car, about 5 minutes, and heart back down to 74.
Seems to me if I ran at the rate where my heart was going at about 120, I could run a lot further. I may try that sometime next week.
I hope all your runs went well today, 😍
EDIT: with the official results now in it looks like I was 48th (Age Graded) out of the 224 runners. If you are at all competitive Age Grading is the way to look at it.