A very much needed extra 2 hours in bed this morning – because #ParkRun starts at 9.00am – Yeah!!
The plan was to do some pacing for 2 Ladies that run at our Running Club, but for some reason we didn’t manage to meet up, even though we where all at the ParkRun at the same time.
I was going to wear my New #MadDog10km Shirt from last weekend’s event. Looks so cool too.
Not to worry – I found someone else who would benefit from my support – a guy that was trying too hard to run too fast but couldn’t keep up his pace. After a few hits/tips with him whilst we ran, he slowed down and began to run more. (#Kathryn from the Club also joined in supporting him too.)
On the final lap the guy said his best time was around 35mins+ and that he wanted to beat it if he could. I pointed out that his pace was much slower than that but we could improved today’s time with a little more effort – was he up to it though?
“Keep pushing me and I will do my best” was his reply.
Little did he know he was actually going to smash it anyway but I knew he had a much bigger heart than he thought. As we all sprinted(ish) over the finish line he was absolutely wrecked and had given his very best. A much struggled ‘High 5’ and a ‘Thanks’ came from him and he was so pleased to have finished. When I told him that his actual time was 32mins24secs and that he had knocked over 3mins of his previous best, he just gave me the sweatiest hug and was clearly delighted with his time.
It had been another easy run for me and I thought about doing some extra training later. By the way the 2 Ladies I was supposed to meet – they both achieved #Sub30mins and got New PBs each too.
#FitFeb Challenge Day 11
This challenge was the only one I could do but still managed to improvise and adapt it by making it more of a challenge for me – not worth doing if I don’t benefit out of it.