Three rest days in one week. It must be taper time!
30th May – Hatfield Forest parkrun #11
I couldn’t really have asked for a better parkrunday. The setting is gorgeous, the course is a gently undulating, single lap affair, the ED is an extremely welcoming reformed tourist, the weather was superb (the parkrun weather fairies had not only banished the rain, but also conjured up some glorious sunshine), the café is nice (though the seating is mainly outdoors, so it may not be quite so enjoyable in Winter), and the company was superb.
The only fly in the ointment was that my training plan called for a HARD effort, so rather than pootling round and enjoying the scenery, I spent 5 km desperately trying to hold on to Jools (who had kindly agreed to act as a pacer) and attempting to quash the urge to ease up.
It even comes complete with a 1km warm up and cool down from the car park to and from the start. What more could a parkrunner need?