Today would normally be my interval session but as I am still on my holidays and wanted a more enjoyable run rather than the pain of 5 sets of 4:10min/kms, I decided to try and beat my previous 10km PB. Bearing in mind that I hadn't tried a fast 10km since the end of April (done in 49:55) I knew that a fast 10km would become a PB, it was just a matter of how much by.
I was icy here in London so I waited until midday until I went out. I ran my Parkrun course and ran the first 5km in reverse and when I got to the starting line I turned around and ran the normal course. The first 5km took me 23:45 and the second 5km took me 23:59. It was difficult to run through the pain in the last 5km as there was no one to push me on and I think if I run a 10km race with other people and a bit of specific training I should be able to knock about 90 seconds off the time.
So a good run to end the year. I'll blog tomorrow about how I have found my first full year of running.
Below is a link to the run and happy running all!