My training plan called for 10 miles today.
Being a Saturday means it’s parkrun-day. Now parkrun is only 5k (a little over 3 miles) so I needed to add another 7 miles somewhere.
I parked at Middleton Lakes RSPB centre and ran just over 3 miles, along the canal and through the waterpark. I arrived about 15 minutes before the start of the parkrun but managed to keep warm until kick-off.
The parkrun itself went well, very well even, and I managed to get around in a time of 25:32 – my best parkrun this year. As my parkrun email stated …
You finished in 87th place and were the 76th male out of a field of 301 parkrunners and you came 5th in your age category VM55-59.
After having my barcodes scanned, I set off for an easier 4 miler back to the car.
I will treat my first run as a warm up and the last as a cool down.
Parking a bit further away and running to and fro seemed to work quite well, a pattern I may well repeat.