Well I did my first parkrun having completed the couch to 5k a few weeks ago. I have since been running 5k three times a week but am still slow. So decided to be brave and go for the park run. Hubby joined me and insisted on keeping me company even though he could run much much faster. Very quickly I discovered I was virtually at the back of all the 400 runners! It was really hard, not the run itself, but seeing all the others go so very fast. The way the course is laid out ends up with all those in front passing you as they reach the finishing line and I am only half way around. Also they gather together and block the path (I am sure unintentionally - as they forget some are still running). But instead of feeling good about myself it left me feeling despondent and negative. Desperately trying to tell myself that I have never ran in my life and left it till I am 58 to start and only started running at the beginning of July and that I should be proud of myself. But the negative thoughts seem to be shouting louder. Decided that I will not do a park run until I can complete the 5km at least another 5 minutes quicker. Ironically I knocked a minute off my time and completed the course in 41 minutes. Wondering if anyone else felt like this? How do I go about increasing my speed?
Park run - How to get quicker?: Well I did my... - Bridge to 10K
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