So today was my first parkrun in almost exactly three months.
What happens when I don't run for three months?
I managed a personal worst. My time was 22 seconds slower than my very first parkrun which was after nearly 10 years of no racing.
I am currently reading Running With The Kenyans by Adharanand Finn. I won't say much just now, I intend to write a longer writeup once I have finished. But for now I want to capture a quote from the book that I think is brilliantly accurate:
In the last three weeks I have completed three lunchtime runs.
Today's was the fastest of them but not as fast as I was running last May or last year1.
One of the reasons for the slow run may have been the warm and humid conditions 2 but at …
I went for my first run since my early summer break today.
I have been very poor with my running since leaving university and never gotten into a consistent training routine.
The only thing I have been consistent with is that I take a break from running from some point …