Jantastic statistics etc etc blah blah blah. I can’t figure out what it all means. But numbers aside, Jantastic has really motivated me to set targets for running. I’ve done well with the three runs a week (once or twice life has simply got in the way, as it does). Not so great with the distances – I failed to make the 10k I planned at the end of February. And as for the precise pace, I’ve been rubbish so far. I’ve managed to achieve the target distance but too slow, and the target pace but not far enough.
I also ran a blinder at Parkrun on Saturday, paced by a little girl of about five who ran the first lap with her dad. I wasn’t going to let her get away, which set me up nicely for an average pace of 10:16/mile, which is over a minute faster than I usually run. Crossing the park to the finish, I heard someone coming up behind me so legged it to the line and got a big amused cheer from the crowd, which set me up for the day. Examining the photos later, I notice that the guy I beat to the line was about ten years older than me and had a bandage on each knee. Yay, go me!
Even though the Jantastic percentages mean nothing to me, I appreciate the motivation, and am trying to think how to carry that through into the rest of the year. Any ideas?