Posted: 10/01/2017 at 11:10
Cal, the new parkrun near me has had over a certain amount for 2 weeks (I think 250 is the criteria), so they've qualified to get a second barcode scanner. I had a bad night's sleep too
Shades, regarding that report I can't take much credit really, as I didn't edit the text at all from what he sent me. All I did was add a few titles to make it read a bit like an interview, which is great for me I've sent it to MDA and Herald Express and I hope they publish it. For info, he knew I was planning to do this, and he is totally fine with it.
I'm having a proper day off today. I feel okay, but I just feel I need a day off. I did the walk yesterday, and led the club beginners group last night, so a proper day off is probably not a bad idea. I'm going to have a Netflix/TV day I think, which doesn't happen very often at all!
I mentioned one of my goals for this year is to get closer to a 20-min 5K. That new parkrun will be great when it's dry, but as I'm so rubbish on any off-road it won't happen if it's wet on that course. That's evident really as my 10K pace from the Sunday was actually slightly quicker than my 5K pace on the Saturday, where the last mile of the 5K was slippery.... Anyway, there's a spring/summer 5K race series in Exeter that takes place April-Sept so I think I'm going to give that a go a few times. It's the first Tuesday of every month so it doesn't interfere with anything else I have on really. Off of that 10K time, the race predictor shows about 20:31 at the moment.
I think I do need to practice the 5K. For me, it feels like a sprint and I have to be really aware of what I'm realistically capable of. If I go out even 10-20secs too quick, I blow up and don't get the time I could. But, of course if I go out a bit too slow, then that's not ideal either. That's why I really like the 5K distance though, as it's a balance Also, even if I do blow up, I know I'm still going to finish the race even if I have to jog in