Another week of training over; not a great one to be fair. 19Ks completed but a little too much travelling, a little too much nice food, all of this making for a few too many rest days and some sluggish runs so this week falls under the category of ‘could do better’.
However, I completed my first competitive run today – the Wycombe Rye Parkrun 5K.
An altogether different experience from anything I’ve done before – a real mix of people from very leisurely plodders to wide-eyed serious runners who look to complete the run in less than 20 mins. I was very much at the tail end as I was busy finding my feet, learning the course and learning how to pace myself in a crowd.
However I completed the run in a pretty respectable time – a 5K PB for me – and so pretty pleased. It can only get better from here!
Goals for this coming week: sleep, diet, training all need to improve in time for the Maidenhead Water of Life 10K on Sunday 23rd. Gulp…
By the way, I’ve had a few people asking how they sponsor me. Cast your eyes to the right of this page – underneath the Strava link should be a link saying ‘Sponsor Me’. Click there and you’ll end up in the right place to part with your hard-earned cash 🙂
A MASSIVE THANKS to all those who have sponsored me so far. So grateful as are Ambitious About Autism.