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A trip out of London? Still in London? The new parkrun at Foots Cray Meadows in South East London/Kent; but within M25, but in London borough of Bexley. Only took 20 mins to drive to but then 25 mins to find the start!? A season’s best [not that I do parkrun often] and my 60th in 7 1/2 years [10 in the last 2 years] so if I speed up the rate I might just get to an average of 9 per year by year 8? At least I am now faster than my father, lol.

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Day216 OMC 857miles

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[TDC 973]

Only time for jog to/from parkrun duties this morning. It will be really nice to celebrate our 25,000 finishers next week. Hard to believe that in 3 months time it will be already 6 years since I started working on setting the event up. Time flies.

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TDC 973 days 10498 miles

[TDC 952]

Slowest parkrun in over a year!?  Proves you can’t go out till the early hours then expect to have no pay back. Pace seemed pretty comfortable breathing-wise and legs not heavy, but 10.25 at half way meant I relaxed too much the second half. Felt I could have run a Half Marathon at that pace.

TDC 952 days 10407 miles

[TDC 924]

Back in Jersey for the Marathon. Decided to try a pace practise parkrun 5K. Finished in the first 12 out of 155 but perhaps not a great idea, even though only 21 minutes something [not flat course]. Right hamstring especially tired? Breathing hardly at all but legs ‘wobbly’.

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I think tomorrow will be a hang on and see what happens kind of race. I will start at 3.15 pace and hope for the best. That said 3.15 on this course is 3.10 on a flatter course.

TDC 924 days 10284 miles

[TDC 917]

Run to parkrun to drop off keys then on to another parkrun to try a 5K faster effort [20.35] then back to parkrun to process results then home. 11 miles with stops; farthest I have run in a day in 3 weeks. Nice to run faster, but made the mistake of following others after the first mile, when their pace had slowed. Overall it didn’t feel that flat out, so I think I could have sub 20ed.

A few more miles next week before a faster marathon effort next weekend, then back to the training plan for the Autumn.

TDC 917 days 10252 miles

[TDC 910]

So just a 4 mile jog to parkrun duties this morning. Even more confused. I have allowed myself another week of ‘free’ eating. Haven’t gone crazy on the cakes but I have been eating ‘naughty’ food. Could be down to less cups of tea in the stomach when stepping on scales, but this morning I weighed 1lb less than I did last Saturday morning!? Given I am running next to nothing mileage this makes no sense at all? I thought I would have put on a few lbs, so not complaining.

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TDC 910 days 10219 miles