5k target today and wasn’t making the same mistake twice... today I would run 3.1 miles and then gradually slow so that I couldn’t miss the 5k and I was gonna push to 9:30 miles too, slightly faster than any of my runs in the plan. Beautiful day for it, and not too many leaves in the trail, a little windy, but I’ll be sheltered for much of the run.
Off and running with no music, but half mile updates. No need to stay in the park here so one circuit then out and running the outside wall round the corner and up (very very slightly up) on the pavement and back Ito the park at the other end... should have looked at the parkrun course before I left the house, but never mind.... 3 miles up, sprint the finish... and this time I just ease to a jog for a minute. Finally have my 5k PB, 29:17... very pleased and that’s the target for November.