I'd like to run some more parkruns but training for a half mara and can't do both parkrun and lsr on the same weekend and lsr obviously takes presedence.
The question is purely technical, I wouldn't try to 'race' the parkruns. What's the best way to tag them onto your long run? Do them first but as a slower runner, you have bit of a wait to get your barcode scanned or do them last? What do others do?
Yes (you can)
up to you, some run to the park run do it and run home, you can do whatever is best for you.
Parkrun is only 2 miles away. And what I was thinking if you do it in the middle, is all that stopping...it felt like ages to wait in the queue last time to get barcode scanned, and I wasn't able to run home after.I guess from that perspective, doing it last would be best.
I just remembered the problem of doing parkrun at the end, I'm not very good at getting up in the mornings...
Millsy - great idea, if I was fitter I might be able to do that but not know I'm afraid.
So start with the park run, jog gently to get you timer scanned,and then carry on running just redo the park run route x amount of times if it's a shortish long run
do you actually need to get your barcode scanned?
Surely if you're not racing it, you don't really want or need that time on your official record, and you're just using the parkrun to break up the long run, with some company?
Yes, I want to get closer to my 50 parkruns t-shirt, gotta have some goals Stevie.
why couldn't you do a parkrun and a LSR on the same weekend by the way?
Even if you smashed the 5k as hard as you could that surely wouldn't rule you out of the sunday?
Or do you mean you can't fit running in both days?
Ah, just too unfit atm and need to fit cycling and swimming in the mix too. I think my lsr would be walking if I'd done parkrun the day before. Building it up slow and sensible you see.
come and do the Wycombe park run, I'll give you some motivation.
Ha, would that be running away from you or trying to chase you?
Not actually that far from me now that I've moved.
the first one might be more productive!
I'd not think either would be a realistic pursuit.
maybe just loitering 20cm behind you barking abuse/encouragement/mantras (delete as applicable) could work.
Well if you want to have a brisk walk, that's fine by me. But probably not tomorrow. Today was a rest day and it would mean waking up way too early to come that far.
Wouldn't take my barcode with me if I was you.
in fairness I haven't even done it yet...despite living embarrassingly close....
I do hate parkruns, just their very bootleg nature.
(no offence to anyone who loves them)
I drove for an hour to Dulwich once, which is one of the few fast flat courses that counted as 5k on power of 10.
Hit my target, then 2 weeks later they took it off the 5k category and put it as a "parkrun", lumped in with all the other courses that aren't accurate.
I feel your pain. Best just to do proper races. You wouldn't want your run not to count.
there is always the "ringer" account.
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