Didn't feel like chasing a season's best at parkrun this morning, so devised a cunning plan to run with Dexy5 to the 3k mark, then try 2 quick ks to the finish. Given I can usually do the whole run at around 5 mins/k, I thought the last 2 at around 4'45" might be possible …….
Anyway, apart from a technical which meant I didn't start my watch until the 500m point, things went reasonably well and we got to 3k at around 18'45", which was on track for a Dexy PB. At which point I opened my legs and showed my class, to slightly misquote a favourite Colemanball, bursting away from the group we'd been running with just like Farah breaking the opposition in an Olympic final, feeling oh so good ……… for about 100m, covered in 24 secs which is 4'06" pace ……… followed by a steep decline to just slower than my usual steady 5'00", which I wasn't able to raise again until the last 250m.
In other words, too fast too soon - again!! But it was fun trying something completely different at a parkrun, next time perhaps I'll try to go with the leaders for the first 10 paces …..