I’ve entered!!

I’ve finally bitten the bullet and entered a half marathon.  Logically it seems daft that I’m nervous, scared, terrified of doing this – I’ve run the distance in training.  But I think it is just lack of confidence – and race day is very different to running on my own from home!  But it isn’t till October, so I have plenty of time to train for it – I’m looking at training plans at the moment, probably going for the Lucozade half marathon training plan – but modified slightly to incorporate Parkrun each week and the other two races I’ve entered.

As the half that I’ve entered does have some hills in it, I really need to do some hill training – for the first time ever!  I’ve got a bit of time off from the day job this week so one day I am going to go out and find some hills to run up (and hopefully some downhill too!).  This morning’s easy run of 5 miles felt really hard, the legs were like lead and for some reason I feel like I have bruised ribs…..  Don’t know what the problem was but hopefully it will pass very quickly.  I did stop to say hello to these inquisitive creatures through (pleased to say there was a gate between us!).

cows

All the talk for the last week or so seems to be how to cope running in the heat and what are the best shorts to wear!  I will admit that I don’t mind the heat, so I’m quite enjoying having the sun shining and getting a bit of a tan whilst running.

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