It’s Saturday and that, usually, means parkrun for Adam and me. Unfortunately, there was no parkrun last weekend due to a very flooded York Racecourse. It looked more like a lake.
Anyway, the lake has gone down now to leave a lot of puddles. The ones on the grassy area of the Knavesmire look like ponds dotted around but the service track which we use for the parkrun was, more or less, clear. There were, however, about 4 puddles which went all the way across the service track and we had no choice but to run through them.
As Adam and I knew that they were there and we would get wet feet anyway, we decided that we wouldn’t pussy-foot our way through but run through the deepest parts which everyone else was trying to avoid. The result? We finished in under 33 minutes for the first time since August 2015. It would have been faster (maybe even under 32 minutes) if we hadn’t had to stop and do up Adam’s silly shoelace which came undone at the 3km mark.
I have to just say thank you to my trainer (even though he won’t be reading this) who, during my bonus training session on Thursday, decided that I should do kettlebell deadlifts, kettlebell swings and 3 minutes of 30s sprint (12km/hr) 30s fast walk (7km/hr) x3 as part of my session. I also did single leg step ups with the step half way between my knee and my bottom! The leg work must have done something because my legs were feeling really good today even with the cold.
Also, today was York parkrun’s 4th birthday so there was cake at the finish line 🙂 What more could you ask for when you have cold, soggy feet? Lemon drizzle cake, yum! Everyone else had finished the big chocolate cake before we finished otherwise I would have had that one instead.
That is also Day 8 of Janathon done! Bring on day 9 – more walking to Tesco me thinks.