Over the past couple of months , I have been way off my PB at parkrun - I don't really care - except that I haven't been able to understand why?? I have been doing some "slow easy" running lately , using a HRM- in an attempt to be able to do so , and it seems to be working for me. I gave up drinking coffee - but anyway, I have lately actually been able to run 'slow and easy" .
My recent Parkrun times have been around 3 minutes slower than my winter PB -- but today, I got it back to only 1 minute slower. However, the summer here has been quite oppressive and many have said to me that they are off their pace. Today - the numbers didn't appear too bad - 25C at 7AM with around 60% Relative humidity - but the sky was VERY clear and the sun was FIERCE. I was an absolute lather of sweat and I could feel the sun biting me like I was standing in front of a furnace. So, in spite of that, I am within striking distance of my parkrun PB - and wondering how it will be when it cools down just even a little???