Race update on the 5 miler - sub 40 minutes! 39:56, I think. Phew. Ruddy Nora, that was hard. I really like evening races, and I like that one even more. Something about it suits me, even the two laps don't bother me - and last night it was headwind down the promenade.
If I can run 8ish minute miles for 5 miles, I should be able to run 7:30ish min mile for parkrun, right? Isn't that how it works?
I've done seven marathons and about 14 halves. It took me until my fourth attempt to break the sub 2 at the half, and I took twenty minutes off my marathon PB after that, from 4:42 to 4:22. I definitely have to believe. Sometimes, I think I believe too much and am too laid back about the actual running of it!