Jan Kraus
19 June 2016Running log1 min read

Run in a park, score 5k

Friday afternoon my buddy wrote on Facebook that he’s gonna participate in the 5K Parkrun. Since I’ve never taken a part in it, I’ve thought I’ll give it a shot. I’ve also never participated in a 5K race, so it was a good challenge as well.


Parkrun is free, weekly 5km run organized by volunteers around the world. The running event is held very week on Saturday morning, 9:00 AM. You can register once, print your badge and then actually run in any of the locations. That idea is amazing!

Running fast

I didn’t know actually how fast I can go. My initial idea was to run sub 25:00, but my friend wanted to run with pace around 4:30 and I liked that. But in the first minutes, I was stupid enough to run faster…

I definitely pushed too hard for the first two kilometers. Initially, I’ve felt strong and I thought, hell - let’s do it. Unfortunately, this faded quickly after I’ve passed around 1,5km into the run and the rest of the route became a struggle.

I’ve finished the race with the time 23:35 - close to one of my fastest runs. But to be honest, I’ve never pushed hard on the short distances to it was a good way to challenge myself. It is also set of an anchor, to validate my training, perhaps next month again.

Entry published on 19 June 2016 in Running log, Race, 5K, Running, Fitness, Parkrun.
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