Morning all (just),
We have returned from our very first parkrun today and what a brilliant idea they are. I can't believe we have only just found out about them.
The event was supremely slick, the volunteers were wonderful and the support from all the other runners was excellent.
I have noticed a number of people here mention how difficult it is to set your own pace, so with that in mind we kept to the back half of the pack thinking that would make it easier. How wrong we were. Headed out way too fast for me and by the time I got to the second lap I was dead. Kev on the other hand (as usual) was breezing along barely out of breath, chatting about the trees and flowers we were passing while I was wheezing one word answers.
With the finish line in sight Kev suggested we pick up he pace. 'Nooooo' was the only word I could manage at the time.
Despite the farce of my breathing today, we will be going again (and again and again), but I might try starting my iPhone app next time to check my pace, although from what I understand this probably won't help either.