I did my first park run today, I knew beforehand I would be last, but was ok with that I mean someone has to lol. All I was hoping for was to finish in under an hour. Anyway I set off at the front (decided I wanted to be able to I wasn't last all the way lol) and went really fast, got myself out of breath, and never really got my breathing back again. I found it really hard, and spent most of the time jogging very slowly a long way behind everyone else. Anyway I crossed the finish line and they gave me the token saying I was at about 1 hour 4 minutes, I checked my garmin, the distance was 5.2 k and time was about right.
It was so much harder than the other 5k's I did, and I even had to walk couple of small sections to get my breath back, but I think that's because I ran too fast at the start, I will have to try to pace myself better next time!
I was very pleased I did it though, and everyone was sooo great, as the runners lapped me loads of them gave me words of encouragement it was so nice.
Anyway I got home and discovered on garmin I'd done my fastest 1k - 10:27 and my fastest 5k - 59:21 awesome!!!!!!
Then a short time later I got my result from the park run it put me on a time 43:13 - clearly way faster than I was! It was great to see that time lol, but I'm clearly not that good!
What should I do?