Aussie210K - Too early for Parkrun, so a cheeky 6K

Morning folks... After a nice and slow recovery run of 30 minutes on Thursday I was contemplating a Parkrun in Kingston today. I woke up around 6am and it was already warming up, so given I wasn't sure how the knee would hold up and figuring I could be back, showered and ready for BBQs and School Fairs before the Parkrun started, I set off to do a 6K run around 8am and figured I'd just see how things went...

The knee held up pretty well (bit sore afterwards) but the knee strap definitely works for me... It was a bit warm out there and although the first 3kms were relatively quick (for me), the last 3 were a definite slow down and by the time 6km crept up I was glad to see the end of running for today. I could have kept going but it was hard work out there in the sun... I hate to say this, but I hope it's is not too hot for my 10K... :) Although Dan will no doubt be able to tell me of the perils of the mud puddles along the Thames path near Ham House when it rains...

So - the end result is that I was an entire 2 seconds per KM slower than last week's 6K... hahaha! I was done in 38:19... Having a look at the splits for the 6K it seems I have a case of the "let's go crazy fast at the beginning and then struggle at the end" about my times... I might try to reverse that next time - nice and easy to begin with and then speed it up as I near the end... It's what Laura tells you to do but it's a difficult one for me to get right and I don't think the heat helped today...

Not anywhere near as sore today as I was after last week's run so "slow and steady" is definitely the way to go! B210K would have hurt me I think... being able to pace slowly isn't quite so demanding but is still helping me get to longer distances...

So - happy midsummer for those of you in the Northern hemisphere... today is the longest day of the year! Sorry Bazza - today's the shortest day for you...

Happy running folks! 5 weeks until race time... <gulp>

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  • Thanks for the happy midsummer. But for me, you are slightly out with today being the longest day...... where I live we are half way through a 6 weeks period without nights!

    Anyway, well done on your run and glad the knee held.

    Happy running.

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