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