Yesterday despite in-laws visiting we managed to make it to parkrun, especially pleased to make it this week, as was joined by Giselle (runorgocrazy) and her family. It was a chilly morning, despite this it was a another record turn out at Killerton, last week they ran out of tokens and had to manually enter the 14 over 300 that attended. I do hope they had more tokens this week as there was 367 runner’s with an amazing 20% being under 18.
I made it down the first hill ahead of Madam (yay) but she soon passed me, but I did manage to keep her in sight all the way, something this old girl has not done in a long while, this meant either I was running well or she was not running well! I was very pleased to get to the end and find we had both run well and I was actually told by two people that said I looked strong at the end. Of course from this I surmise that I can that normally I look like a jelly fish!
Would have loved to stay for a drink and cake with Giselle but had to get back to our visitors. Congrats go to Giselle’s son who completed his 10th parkrun and got a mention in the Killerton parkrun news. Time for that t-shirt.
Later in the day I set about analysing and comparing my last two parkruns.
- This week I did the first mile 10 seconds faster (love the hill)
- The second mile I did 2 seconds slower so this puts me 8 seconds up
- The third mile I did 11 seconds slower this puts me negative 3 seconds (feel free to correct Dad!)
- The fourth mile (.1) I did 11 seconds faster this puts me up 8 seconds
So with all this maths done (headache pending!) I should have got a pb but came in 7 seconds slower, how can this be?
My shoe lace came undone, that’s how. Pesky thing. Next week triple knots.