It has been a good week for my runs, here is what I have done in the last 7 days:
Sunday - 10 km - 58:15
Tuesday - 5 km - 28:15
Thursday - 5km - 29:15
Parkrun day - 5km - 23:04
I have continued the weights sessions on Monday and Wednesday too. I have finally got over the little niggles so I hope to start the interval sessions again and target my 5km PB of 22:12.
My aim for today's Parkrun was 23 mins and I pretty much got there so I was happy with the run. Before we started one of the regular runners seemed exhausted already so I asked him how he was and he said he had already run 13 miles and the Parkrun would take him up to 16 miles! He is training for the London marathon. I thought today might finally be the day that I could finish ahead of him but after 1 km he started to pull away from me and I decided not to try and keep up. That was a good idea because he finished in 22 mins and there was no way I was getting that time today.
I set my Garmin to pace me for a 23 min 5km and I was able to stick with the pace. There were parts of it where I felt tired but I knew that I could keep it up.
When we finished I congratulated the guy who had now run a total of 16 miles and managed to run the final 3.1 miles faster than my PB! He told me that he now had a 3 mile walk home, he couldn't bring his bike to the park because of the 13 miles he had run before. So I thought I would get my good deed for the day and gave him a lift home.
I have guests coming over soon so I must dash. Happy running all and here is a link to my run: