Juneathon 15 – Slowest ever parkrun 5k

The blogging has dwindled slightly over the past couple of days – I have been very tired. However, the exercise has continued. Again, whilst not as impressive as most, I’ve clocked up 24.4 running miles so far this month. I’ll take that.

I went to my local parkrun this morning at Greenwich, to introduce Andrew to the joys of the free and friendly timed 5k. He ran a pretty good time. I did not. True to form, despite the cold wind and rain outside now, the sun came out and shone down on us runners. Less than a mile in, I was suffering. At the end of the two laps, I wanted to throw up, however I continued and walked / ran the final lap to get round in an all time personal worst of 33:20 – almost 8 minutes slower than my 5K pb.

Running is funny. Sometimes you start and you intend to run a couple of miles but you carry on and run 10. Other weeks you intend to take it slow and easy (like today) and still find it a disaster where everything goes wrong.

I suppose it’s about digging deep when the going gets tough. And on that note, I shall leave you with this quote from Bruce Springsteen, who I am seeing tonight.

Tramps like us, baby we were born to run.

2 thoughts on “Juneathon 15 – Slowest ever parkrun 5k

  1. Sounds like you had a tough day at the office, kudos to you for grinding it out. The good news is you get to use today’s time as the benchmark against which to measure all your improvement in the weeks ahead. “Guard your dreams & vision” !

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