parkrun 59: Slight improvement
It was a nice morning for parkrun. I was at my local event at Henlow Bridge Lakes again. My ribs are still sore, but it is not too bad when I am running.
There were a fair few people there this time. People from Biggleswade Athletics Club were marshalling as one of their members was doing their 100th parkrun. That meant the regular marshals could run.
I was pretty consistent with my pace this time, which is good. I slowed down a little in the middle, but the second half was feeling good and I even overtook a couple of people. I just always slow a bit on the top left corner. I think that is because there is a slight climb there. The course is generally flat and the mud has dried up now.
I did my usual 'sprint finish' to save a few seconds and was 15s quicker than last week, but still down on my best. My friend Graham was just behind me doing it with his dog for the first time. He reckoned that slowed him down a bit. We had a bit of a chat on the way home.
I could see some of the other runners on Strava and it looked like the course record had been broken. I can see from the results that two guys beat it with a new standard of 17:29. That is seriously quick and in no danger from me. I am happy enough just about being in the top third of runners.
I look a little red-faced, but I was feeling okay after I jogged home. We are putting up our pool, so I can get back into swimming. Unfortunately it has a couple of small leaks that I need to sort out.
Run free and stay well.
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Aw, I hate leaks! At least you don't have the rain there!
Are you sure your collapsable pool is big enough for swimming? It'd have to be huge?!?
It's big enough for a few strokes per length. It's about 5m long and deep enough to swim. I've ploughed up and down it on previous years. It's some kind of workout. I have considered rigging a harness attacked to the fence so I can swim on the spot.
Or get one of those flow pools!
Have you seen the prices?? We were given this pool, but have had to buy a few bits for it. Still not too bad really. Filling it costs a few quid each year.
Yeah those flow pools I know!
Get a harness I guess!
And yeah I guess water prices can mount up with pools that large!
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Swimming is such a great no-impact workout. I know I always feel better after a good swim. Our pool is green right now so not ready for summer swimming yet. We're working on it though.
I've used the pool a lot in previous years. I think it helps my general fitness, but can be hard to get in when it's not so warm.
Years back we used to host a New Year's Eve Polar Bear Plunge. We would party all night long with friends and family. Then at midnight jump in. Thankfully my mom would have hot towels fresh out of the dryer waiting for us. A good time was had by all.
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I've been watching a show with Wim Hof where celebrities are doing some challenges, including jumping into holes in a frozen lake. Feels a bit like that with our pool sometimes. It doesn't get super hot here.
In September when the pool gets too cold to enjoy we've often talked about coming up with a creative way to heat the pool. We know there are pool heaters, but some of the creative pool heating we've seen on YouTube makes us laugh and nod our head at their creativity.
We had some solar panel things to pump the water through, but they didn't make a huge difference and eventually sprung a leak. Just have to live with the British summer.
I regularly swim in the back yard pool, I have a rope set up to the pool fence and just swim for a set time but often just trundle up and down the 8 metres as well. Defiantly not as good as the local 50 meter council pool for serious training but saves a lot of time and is great for general fitness.