Delighted that my "home" town has a parkrun, so decided to be brave and join it. Brave because it's a small run & very brave coz I'd seen the results from before & the slowest person was nearly 5 mins faster than I'd done.
My word they started fast! I quickly decided just to hold back & run at the speed I was comfortable with.
Right through it I repeated AnneDroid's phrase "your legs are fine, your lungs are fine" and then told my brain to catch up!
My strava hadn't worked properly, so I had no clue what my time was - it felt fast, as it was a much flatter route than my local parkrun.
The results are in and I can hardly believe it - I'd hoped I'd done sub 30m, just wasn't sure how much - 27:42! So being 2nd last really didn't bother me!!
Maybe I need to stay here & keep doing them on the flat!