So, I graduated C25K with a 5k Park Run a coulple weeks ago, managing a very respectable time of 32 minutes. I've run 5K several times since, but come no where near this time (35-37 minutes is typical).
I often run on grass...is this slower than pavement/tarmac path? I also usually run in the evening after work...is this likely to be slower than running in the morning? I feel I'm working pretty hard on my runs (i.e. not holding lots back), so can't see how I can be 30-60 seconds slower per km than that first 5K. Is the Park Run experience just so magical that you're automatically 10% quicker?
I'm not complainig - I'm so pround of how far I've come, and just the fact I'm going out and running 5K three times a week is pretty amazing given where I was 3 months ago! Just wondering if others find some runs quicker than others...?