Janathon Day 15

Another first for me today – it was the first time I have started a run and then dropped out half way through. I am pretty disappointed with my efforts today – almost enough to go out for another run tonight.

I went to Milton country park to do the Cambridge parkrun along with a couple of others from the BRJ running club. The route consists of 1 lap of a little loop (which was really muddy and slippy by the time I had reached it after well over 100 people had all ready run through it) and then 2 laps of a larger loop. I had managed to stick with a couple of others who were doing about the same pace as me. By the time I had nearly got to the end of the first lap of the big loop my legs felt really tired and I didn’t want to go on. I have nearly given up a few times at this point as it goes passed the visitor centre and near the finish so I always see people sprinting off to the finish line just as I am about to start my final lap. Today my mind won and my self-motivation lost. I stopped (after running under 2 miles) and walked up to the finish line so that I could cheer the other runners in.

Next Saturday I am going to give it 100% in the parkrun. I am going to run as if I am being chased (or chasing someone?).


Distance: 1.77 miles

Time: 20:12

Pace: 11:24

Calories: 224


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6 Responses to Janathon Day 15

  1. runorgocrazy says:

    That’s really tough but next time it will be better I’m sure. Looking forward to reading about next sat parkrun. You go get them!

  2. Jogalog says:

    Nearly 2 miles is better than no miles. And I’m sure that not many of the other people there will have been running every day this year!

  3. shazruns says:

    You ran thats all that counts really understand your dissappointment but there is always next week and is better to listen to your body, bet its tired.

  4. jensruns2011 says:

    Aah, sounds tough. Most important thing is that you listened to your body and knew when to stop. Plus, you still got out and ran, well done! Sure next weeks parkrun will be a diffferent story. 🙂

  5. fortnightflo says:

    loool – thankfully the milton keynes parkrun is one huge loop so no chance to drop out – otherwise I may have done the same yesterday. Well done on the run…1.77 is better than nothing!

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