Parkrun on Saturday confirms that any kind of event stirs up that competitive edge, even without any training in the bank. The plan was to try and run a consistent 5:06 min/km pace to get around 25:30 (if I didn't feel the need to walk). It was going pretty close to plan when Trevor passed me at the 2.5km mark stating 5 min/km pace would be good to aim for (he was saving himself for the Black Mountain run up on Sunday). I thought I had better try and stick with him if that was the case. And so it was he stayed just in front of me for the last 2.5 km, but obviously was not sticking to the plan. My splits were 5:09, 5:01, 4:50, 4:55, 4:29 to finish in 24:26, four seconds behind Trevor. I had to work hard to keep him in sight! 72 seconds quicker than last week. I don't think that kind of weekly improvement is sustainable! I will only do parkruns if they fall on an allocated running day. In theory that means I won't be doing one next week. Running is generally every other day at this stage.
|Trevor leads the way to the finish line|
|Margaret and I listening to the very chatty magpies before the start|
32 Trevor JACOBS 24:22 66.42 %
35 Janene KINGSTON 24:26 67.80 %
58 Skye FRUEAN 28:02 53.03 %
61 Margaret MCSPADDEN 28:42 72.82 %