Sub 30 minute Parkrun PB and 10k PB within 4 days :-)

Sub 30 minute Parkrun PB and 10k PB within 4 days :-)

Hi all,

I'm late posting, but hey... .life... :-)

One of my 2017 goals was to get a sub 30 5k at Parkrun before my birthday in May.

Last Saturday I did 29:24! A Whooping 70 seconds quicker than my previous PB. I was absolutely buzzing (and still am).

I went on to have my quickest training run ever on Monday and on Tuesday I smashed another 2017 goal...

I've been silently working toward increasing my distance from 5k to 10k.

On Tuesday this week - I DID IT

The best thing is I didn't even go out with 10k in mind.

Tuesday is my "hills day". There is a local, fairly steep, hill that is just over 500m long from top to bottom. I normally run up and down five times (5k) followed by a little 500/1000m cool down lap on the flat. But this Tuesday, after x5 hills, "I thought why not one more", then "why not just one more" again! After x7 hills I thought I may as well do a little lap of the sea front and get that 10k! So I did :-D

Very please with myself.

Got a lovely mention in the run report... (I'm Kris BTW) parkrun.org.uk/harwich/news...

Did I see there is a 10k graduate badge?

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  • Wow, well done! Two mile stones in such short time! :o That's amazing! You must be so pleased :) Do you have any goals left for 2017 or are you done already? :D

  • Shhhhh... Say it very quietly...

    H...a...l...f. M...a...r...a...t...h...o...n!

    No! No! I didn't mean it, I take it back!

    Lol 😀

  • You said and now it's out there :D As c25k graduates we have achieved something that seemed almost impossible before so why not? ;)

  • Brilliant well done ! I think there is a badge for 10K. Anyway forget the badge how about a knighthood. Then We'll all have to call you Sir !!

    Again well done.

  • Hard work is paying off! Congratulations!

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