I haven’t done a parkrun for ages but today, the new, lightweight me got a run out.
Yes. Lightweight to the tune of one tooth abscess AND said tooth. Removed yesterday, solely in preparation for parkrun of course.
It was quite a big tooth.
Marginal gains people!
Unfortunately such gains, it appears, were offset by the reduced aerodynamics of my stupid fat face (that looks like I’ve been chewing a wasp).
All in all, it seems that in terms of speed there was actually a net gain of two minutes!
By ‘gain’ I obviously mean ‘more’.
A 5k run taking me close 24 mins instead of close to 22. Nothing to do with not running a parkrun for a few months. Nothing at all.
Remember folks – I am a scientist (I got ‘A’ at double-science GCSE you know) and carry out these experiments so you don’t have to.
Which reminds me, I’ll have to repeat the post-party experiment again soon.
I wouldn’t recommend the abscess thing though. Even with such a small sample size, on balance I’d say it’s not really worth it.