The Saturday saw me running at Riverfront Parkrun as usual, and it was nice to be able to run it at my own pace, as the previous 10 weeks had been run with the C25K group. I always find running at a much slower pace than I'm used to, is much more difficult than you would think. You may think it would be easy, but actually, I don't find it easy at all. So I paired up with Claire Louise, (who had also helped out with the C25K group) and we ran the distance together.
|Me with Claire to my right (glasses & pink hair)|
We got to the half way turn around point by the rickety bridge, and Claire was still there, hot on my heels. By the time we reached George Street Bridge, with about half a mile to go, she was beginning to lag behind a little, and I slowed down to let her catch up, but she insisted I carry on at my own pace so that she could chase me, so I picked up my pace again and off I went.
I crossed the line in a time of 26:00 and Claire came in at 26:29 and yes, it was a new PB for her, which she was really chuffed with. Yayyyyyy 😂
Saturday evening was party time
On Tuesday the group met at the canal at 14 Locks for their run, so I thought I would tag along for a nice and easy plod, after all, I was going to be running another marathon on the next Sunday.
Thursday saw the group back at Caerleon and this evenings session was to run a 1 mile time trial, make a note of their individual times and then at the end of 9 weeks to run the mile again and see how they have improved. We then did some 100 metre sprints before jogging back to the club house.