Well that was something...
Right up to the beginning of the run I was in two minds whether to run for a PB or go for a more gentle run. My ankle felt a bit stiff during my warm up and I have a 10 mile run tomorrow so I was seriously considering a slower run. However on the way to the start line I changed my mind and loaded up last weeks 5km PB on to my Garmin and decided to try and beat it.
I set off fast first km in 4:27 and half way through the second km I was behind someone who was running slightly faster than I was comfortable with. However there was no-one else behind me so I decided to try and keep up. Every time I was tiring I fell behind a bit and the stubbornness in me made me speed up a bit to stay within 10m of my pacesetter.
This meant that by the time I got to the last km my Garmin was saying I was a whole minute ahead of last weeks 4km split. However I run a very fast 5th km last week and knew that I didn't have enough energy to run at that pace. I put my all into the last km and beat my PB by 47 seconds. My pacesetter pulled away on the finishing straight but they did a great job for me.
I had my C25K graduation shirt on today and a few photo's were taken, so once they are uploaded to the Barking Parkrun FB page I will upload one here!
10 miles tomorrow and hopefully I can beat last weeks time.
Here is a link to my run: