Parkrun - 26:00 - Fast finish

Hi all,

I ran within myself because my ankle still isn't 100%. It isn't causing me any pain when running but when I twist my ankle around there is a slight discomfort. So I set my Garmin to pace me at an average of 5:30 per km and was only slightly faster half way around.

I felt like I had a lot of energy left so on the second lap I slowly increased my speed and on the last two straights I sped up to try and overtake the three people in front of me. I managed to overtake two of them but the guy at the front really kicked on and I didn't want to run that fast.

I forgot to turn the Garmin off at the end so the link below shows the overall time at 26:21 but when my Parkrun time comes through I expect it to be 26 minutes.

It was a fun run in the end and I have a 9 mile run to look forward to tomorrow!

Here is a link to my run:


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  • Well done you... Go careful on that ankle and take it nice and slow tomorrow...

  • Thanks, I expect tomorrows pace to be about 6:30 per km, so nice and slow :-)

  • Nice one, Aftabs. You are setting a high bar for those following. My excuse is that I am a lot older than you, so I am happy to be left in your wake. I hope that you have paced it better this time and don't get any negative repercussions. Enjoy your running.

  • Thanks Ian. My pace was good this time and the ankle is fine. I still can't twist it a certain way without some discomfort but that is the same as before the run. I won't be running any interval sessions or trying a fast 5km until the ankle is 100%.

  • Smashing time again Aftabs, go easy tomorrow you don't want to cause any more damage to your ankle. :)

  • Thanks for the advice!

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