I had made up my mind that I wanted to run a HM distance yesturday. The furthest I have run since my marathon is ten miles. I am a bit like that...if I decide to do something I have to do it!! However, given that I had run a fast 3 miles on Friday and a hilly 4 miles on Saturday, my legs were already a bit tired!
Things I learnt:
1.That by taking it really slowly I lasted longer and I had some walk breaks too which really helped
2.I decided to go healthy and just took raisins and a SIS tablet in my camel. I really don't want to have sweets anymore. If I need a boost I will take strong tea!!!
3.Running on tarmac is not good for the legs- I really felt it and realise why I love running on trails so much!
4.I did my 'breaks' at every 5k and that really works mentally
5.I have no idea how I ran a marathon and it has made me appreciate how hard I worked to get there as it quickly goes again!!
Also- I need some help. I have been hunting for a suitable marathon training plan that suits me. I tried the ASICS one but that doesnt include intervals etc. I dont want a complicated hardcore one either. I am tempted once again to do my own plan but then I am no expert and I want something that will help me achieve my goal of a 5 hour time. Any advice/ thoughts very welcome...
My sister always sends me postcards from her 'archives' and this one made me think...
Should we approach running gear in the same way?!