My major achievement this week was doing a 10 mile run on Friday. It really was major because I wasn’t feeling too well, having picked up a cold in the middle of the week. It took all my determination to put my running gear on and get out of the house on Friday morning. I felt I had to get 10 miles under my belt before the half marathon next weekend so I actually decided to follow the same timetable as I will be using for the half i.e. getting up at 6.30 am, having porridge and a cup of tea for breakfast, then 2 hours later at 9.00 am, set off on my run.
As I was not 100% fit, I also decided to take things easy and I was actually prepared to give up if my breathing became difficult. Fortunately I had no problems and completed the 10 miles in just under 2 hours, which I was very happy with.
My thoughts are now totally focussed on the Half Marathon at Thorpe Park on Sunday, 26th February. On Saturday I received my race bib, timing chip and information about the race which now makes it very real. I am nervous, to say the least. This will be good practice for the London Marathon as it will give me an idea of running with other people (so far I’ve only run on my own) and what to expect under race conditions. I will let you know how I get on in my next blog.
This week I spent 3 hours 17 minutes running and covered 17.22 miles.
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