Running race 23:15  5.0 km (4:39 / km)
Parkrun #2. It wasn't supposed to be this way - 30 secs slower than last week! After a good couple of runs during the week, I felt in pretty good shape and was hoping for a faster time than last week. No really fast guys here this week as the Paris-Versailles 16k race is on tomorrow. But quite a decent turn out all the same, with teh usual smattering of overseaas visitors taking in a bit of Parkrun tourism - this time from UK, Sweden, SouthAfrica, Australia (the Director of the Sydney Parkrun no less!).
Started okay and was going along steadily up to 2km (4.20, 4.24 for the first couple of km). Passed a couple of the early fast starters and was feeling pretty good. Then my arms started to get very sore and heavy and tired, and started slowing down badly up the hill around 2.2-2.5km. Not feeling great at all and felt like I was really just jogging at that stage (I was just jogging!). A UK guy in a black shirt came past me there and he looked like he was going really slowly, which just depressed me. Picked it up a bit in last km and started making up a bit of ground, but it was a hopeless task and so just struggled in to the finish.
Bit disappointing, but was traveling for work last week and have had quite a few late nights. Should have lined these excuses up before Saturday morning. But will re-focus for the next one and perhaps do some more 1km intervals to try and get some speed endurance going ...