My 3rd Park Run today - I’ve trying to do one every 4-6 weeks since completing C25K. I would like to go more often but it’s a good 30+ minutes away by car and I don’t often have 2 hours free on a Saturday.
Weather fair if windy, 7 degrees so fairly good conditions. This is my first run for nearly two weeks - I’ve been suffering with a bad back, but worst a tight/sore chest/cough that I can’t shift. 🙄 But I’ve had enough on the sidelines so though I wasn’t feeling great I was determined to give it a try.
Having learnt from my last park run not to try to keep up at the start I started tentatively from the back and tried to keep a steady pace. The ground was muddy and slippery in places; caution was required on the transition from mud to bridge to path, particularly with my dodgy ankles (old ligament injury in the left, more recent Achilles injury in the right! - translates to ‘old crock’).
I made it round with minimal coughing if some wheezing. Nothing spectacular- my slowest park run yet at 29:34 - but I’m glad to have got back out there....... I’ll probably suffer now as I’ve churned up the gunk (sorry!!) but hopefully I might have shifted some of it too!!
Happy running weekend all. 👍😊🏎🏁