I have neglected parkrun for a while, partly due to marathon training and also partly due to the fact that 150 parkruns is a long way to my 250th t-shirt!
Saturday saw my return to Killerton, all revved up and raring to go, so much so that I rocked out a stupidly fast time for the first mile and then DIED. The stupidly fast mile would have been faster still had it not been for stampeding cows wanting to cross our path causing all sensible runners to pile to an abrupt STOP. I shall try an adopt a pacing strategy to my next 5k, maybe then I will get a PB. This was however a pb for this year at Killerton, in fact this is what the top athletes call a seasons best, so obviously it was a season best though I was somewhat gutted to come third in my age! Amazed to be congratulated by a complete stranger on VLM, seems she had seen this on social media, now I am trying to work out where and who the connection is! Aren’t parkrunners lovely?!
Today saw me return to the long run. I wanted to see how the legs had recovered two weeks after VLM, here are some pics taken en route………
I got the answer to how my legs have recovered and it seems not as well as I thought they should! 20 miles done, but boy they were tough.