Preston parkrun

Avenham park is a 5minute walk from Preston railway station, so if you are ever stuck waiting for a train on a nice sunny day, a short walk to the park will improve the experience tremendously.

The pavilion cafe can be seen through the trees, where Preston Parkrun meets.

The pavilion cafe can be seen through the trees, where Preston Parkrun meets.

alternatively, if you are a Parkrun tourist, you can be guaranteed to find the run if you travel by train!

It was a lovely spring morning and I made it to Parkrun for the first time in ages. Not a great run for me. It was pleasant in that I chatted to a couple of people, but I didn’t really have the will to push hard, Or at least it felt hard but my HR monitor said that I could do more but my brain said that I couldn’t. Either way, a few minutes slower than my PB.

Immediately I questioned my 80/20 routine but a quick calculation soon put me right, although I did an hour of high intensity last Sunday, during the week I have only do 30 mins of low intensity running, not the 4 hrs that would have made the ratio 80/20. Today was a bit of a limbo, not low intensity, not hard enough to be high intensity.

no serious plans for tomorrow, so hopefully I can get up early and get a long easy run in, get the balance right!


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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4 Responses to Preston parkrun

  1. shazruns says:

    Preston parkrun looks lovely

    • mawil1 says:

      It is a lovely park. It’s a 3 lap course down a tree lined avenue by the river and round the park. There is a small steep hill in the middle of each lap though! If you are ever in the area, it’s well worth popping up on a Saturday am for the Parkrun!

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