Week 7 Completed and 2nd ParkRun

Week 7 Completed and 2nd ParkRun

So after being off for a few weeks ill, and having to repeat week 7 a number of times, I finally completed the week and managed to get a second Parkrun in too on Saturday morning. What was even better was completing in 29:10 and therefore being 2 minutes better than my first run. Whooo Hoooo. Again the running with others was fun, trying to work my way though the crowds etc, but so glad of the achievement and the improvement too. I listened to Laura for the run and the motivation was there to complete. Looking to take another 2 mins off over the new few weeks.

Weather wise, it was a lot colder on Saturday morning, but it was sunny. All week I had been running in (a lot) warmer weather, so running Saturday I had put back on the tracksuit and long sleeved top and was glad of the extra warmth. I was also running with a bluetooth headset so no wires bugging me which was handy. The run was a lot more enjoyable too as it was different from the run I usually do during the week days so it was a nice change of pace and change of view too.

For those of you who have not yet considered the Parkrun, I would recommended it. I did the first in Week 5, and now in week 7 (week 9 really) but well worth it and running with a crowd if you have been running solo is a lot more challenging at the start, but then trying to keep up with the person in front of you from the 2km mark onwards is motivation.

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  • Congratulations, brilliant time, especially after being off poorly. (I love parkruns :-) )

  • That's a great time! Parkruns are fun, aren't they?

  • Loving the ParkRuns Steve_L. Great fun and so well organized too. They have also started to partner with Strava so can compare runs properly now (something that I have struggled to do with MiCoach)

  • Well done - good time.

    I've sung the praises of parkrun on here a few times. I was out again myself on Saturday (9th time now) and really enjoy the chance to run with other people. It was also, because of parkrun, that I realised that there are an awful lot of people out there who are slower than me. I no longer skulk in the corner because of this. I'm slowly starting to learn the tactics of positioning at the start. It's a matter of choosing the runners to stand behind. I want someone who is fast enough that I'm not going to trip over them in the first 50 metres, but also I don't want to be too close to the front in case I slow others behind me down.

    For anyone who hasn't tried it, I can heartily recommend just going out and giving it a go once you are up to week 7 or so. You don't have to be fast. Our slowest runners take around 50 minutes to complete the course. I think you'll find the organisers all very welcoming.

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