Scaredy cat here, have signed up for my first Park Run on Saturday at Finsbury Park, so thought I better get a practice run in. I'd like to say I shot out of bed and had it all done by 8am, but no, was a tad sleepy so it was a bit later.
Good news is Mummycav 's mo jo got a gentle wake-up nudge before she went out for her proper run this morning. And what did I see in our fair Capital City today, lots and lots of runners, but most of them were scurrying into offices and were wearing suits.
Rather gorgeous chap wearing a Vanarama top, was sprinting happily in the City, and I could have quite happily sprinted after him, although he may have wondered why he was being stalked by a red faced middle aged woman. Today was a little warmer and the three men runners I saw were all in just shorts and tees, only one other woman runner seen today and like me she was in running tights and jacket. Clearly the gender temperature gap in evidence.
So a cheeky 5k done in just over 31 minutes - it seems pretty impossible for me to break that time at the moment, but am thinking I am built more for distance and not speed, because my time today per Km was similar to my 11k per km pace on Sunday.
But Sunday I was accompanied (in spirit) by my favourite boy band ' MrIrishRolyRun' and their new spotify playlist, is up and running if you pardon the pun. My tribute to three of the nicest C25Kers in music, can be found here:-
I may have to do a sneaky Park Run practice on Thursday...