5 weeks since my last Park Run. I scanned the crowd carefully in case the sneakyTasha99 had made a surprise appearance. All seemed safe!! Time to bite the bullet! I haven't done any pace work at all so I was expecting the end of my Park Run/ 5k PB streak this morning. I was well wrapped up, it felt a bit like running in a duffle coat until I shed my waterproof jacket. I knew that each lap time started with a 5, so things were going ok, but I was pleasantly surprised when Mr Garmin gave me a new 5k PB of 28:17. Only a 20 second improvement, so the warning signs are there. I will need to do some intervals and move a bit quicker if I want to keep improving 5k times. Hills are more I important for now I feel (my way of setting myself up for the end of the PB streak 😊).
One cross over from the hill stuff took me by surprise. My average cadence was higher than my last Park Run (160 v 154) but average stride length was down from 1.13 to 1.1. A whole 12 cms lost every stride! That must be a reflection of the short stride length needed to get up the hills and the shortish quick cadence needed for the down hill sections. I just forgot to change gear today. Still, VO2 Max decided to go up by another point too 🤷♂️. Two whole points in three days...for what that's worth. Hope everyone has a good weekend....I am going to find some chocolate and a cup of coffee 😋😋