Hove Prom Parkrun

As it’s the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, there really was no excuse to not run this morning, so I decided to pop down to the seafront for today’s Hove Prom parkrun.

I was looking forward to doing a nice flat 5K as I wanted to see how my pace was. As a general rule, I know that if I can run 5K on the seafront (no walk breaks) in around 33 minutes, then I’ve reached a decent level of fitness that I can start to train from.

It was a bit breezy down on the prom, with the wind coming in from the south west, but it wasn’t too bad and the temperature was just about right for me – a bit chilly for standing around but not freezing.

I started right at the back of the pack and reminded myself not to get carried away with the pace. This turned out to be a good strategy as my end of the pack thinned out quite quickly and I had plenty of space in front to stop me from following anyone else’s pace.

My plan was to keep it slow and easy for at least the first 2.5K, which I managed without too much trouble. For the second half, I tried to pick things up a bit, but the wind held me back more than I would have liked.

As I turned and headed to the finish line, I knew that I was going to be well over 33 minutes, but I did my best to keep a reasonable pace against the wind and even managed a sprint finish across the line.

My final result was 35.11, which was a little bit disappointing. However, I did follow my plan and got close enough to negative splits, so it’s all good. I’ll just have to go back again next week and have another go at it.

How’s your running going? Did you get a run in this weekend? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Hove Prom Parkrun”

  1. I love hearing about your runs. It’s motivates me to get out there, and do my thing. You’re doing great! What do you use to track your runs? I don’t think I’ll be going out this weekend. I’ve caught some type of bug. I think I’m not going to make it to Easter dinner with the family tomorrow, either. I don’t want to get my grand babies sick. Keep up the great work, Kristen!!

    1. Thanks. 🙂 We keep each other going… I’ve missed seeing your posts recently and hope you’re feeling better. Definitely best to take it easy if you’re not feeling good, but it’s a shame you’ll miss your Easter dinner.
      I use a Garmin watch to record my runs. I prefer a watch to a phone as it’s less cumbersome. They can be expensive if you go top of the range, but I use a lower priced one and it gives me all the data that I need – I think it cost about £90.
      Happy Easter and get well soon. 🙂 xx

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