Nice cool morning for a run. Stayed with my dear widowed mum last night for supper and a sleep over as she lives just by the park, which was lovely, and like I’d never left home, she woke me up with tea and toast! Love her!
So off to giant park run...only 551 in the field today! Great memories as it’s obviously the park I grew up by, learnt to ride my bike at, played footie and hockey on and took my school sweetheart to the swings!
Usual friendly park run atmos, far more Lycra than my already elevated heart rate should reasonably be expected to cope with and a 5km trek around the lake awaited. Set off at what I thought was an ok pace, but was quickly overtaken by the majority of the 551 trotters. I shouldn’t try to be competitive but it’s tough amongst the crowd, but I have to remind myself, I’ve only ever limped over the 5k mark twice before!
The run went well, for me. And I guess that what matters most. My best pace over 5k yet. My best time yet. So I’m really pleased with that. But it’s pretty chastening when an arse the size of a double decker bus and wheezing like a steam train with asthma goes past you like you’re stationary! Still plenty of work to do yet!!
The arbitrary 30 minute milestone is looking in reach.. did 33 today and had a bit left. The winner did under 17 minutes!!
He must have been on that bus!