Second Parkrun and I really struggled! I am going to blame the remains of the cough which is haunting me and hay fever but my breathing was AWFUL and I wheezed and gasped my way round. Had to walk in places so it feels rather disappointing. I managed 7k running this week and the 5k today felt like it was going to finish me off altogether! Where I train its flat and the Parkrun is undulating so I really struggle with it.
Good news was it was the first outing for my sexy new calf compression sleeves. Black and red ones! Having strained my calf at the first Parkrun I did a month ago I was worried about the inclines again as that's where the damage happened. In fact I had decided I would power walk them as I am doing race for life in 3 weeks and I didn't want another injury. The sleeves were really comfortable and I can honestly say for the first run in ages I did not even notice my calf ache once. So that was a positive. Do feel I let team c25k down today with having to give in and walk! Still a couple of months ago there is no way I would have done this at all!
Hope all you other c25k park runners had a good one today!