Feeling chuffed today as decided on drive to Parkrun to set myself a personal challenge of a 6min Pace on Garmin, just to see if i could get a sub 30 mins time, (have done this once in January but not managed one since!)
It was wet and windy here as we set off, but luckily it was drizzle rather than heavy rain, wore my shorts and compression socks, with Brooks lightweight trousers over, they are fab, i got them last yr for £20 in sale and they really keep the chill off! Been having trouble on and off with calf tightness lately, since the run up to LWR when i upped my distance per week , tried this massage earlier in week which seems good (watch out for the last line it made me laugh!)
Anyway, the weather wasn't so bad and the wind when we turned at the beach huts on the quarter way mark was WAY better than last week (it was an icy blast then !)
The pace maker was good, last time i used it i found it annoying but today it motivated me, i was behind 6 mins on 3 of the k, but 1 sec below on the first and 25secs below on the last, with a little blast at the end. Finish time was 29.54 so JUST made it, but not a PB, will have to try harder! -5.55 pacemaker??!! We have another few weeks at Appley , then back to our Medina parkrun site in Newport, when the rain finally holds off in theory! Lots of people get PBs on this course cos is almost all flat! 202 people ran this morning, and 229 last week, when Parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt , together with his wife, Jo came to our course which was lovely he was very fast too, at 19.28 mins!
Went home for tea and toast, then a wet beach walk with George dog, followed by Cauli cheese soup(sounds strange but really nice slimming world recipe!)
Its nice having a weekend off for a change!
PS Boz wants to know from the boys any recommendations for running undies !!
He did confess browsing the c25k forum yesterday, seemed to happen across FrockyHorror's bottom photo which pleased him!