In a fit of 'OMG I'm going to be 50' I decided that I would try and do a half marathon next year. I knew it was going to take me months to get up to that distance so I've started training for it now with the aim of hopefully trying to do a half marathon in May 2016. I set up an Asics plan with reservations because I had used one before and found that the distances it listed were too much for me. It's been going OK but the plan today said that today was a 14km day. The most I've been able to do so far is 10km so the thought of doing this much in one go was pretty daunting. I had some porridge and a bit cup of coffee and off I went at 7.30 this morning. Well, it went OK until I got on to a main road and I was getting a fairly regular spray of nasty muddy road water from passing lorries and vans. This was exhausting but I plodded on until I had completed my planned route. Not quite 14km - just over 13km as it turned out. I felt pretty good - I was pleased that I had managed a fairly constant pace and that I hadn't run out of steam. I have varied from 'don't be such a stupid bag you can't do a half marathon' to 'of course I can do it' and every stage in between. At the moment I'm thinking I can (probably) do it but I want to be able to do it in less than 3 hours so there's still work to be done. All in all I'm pleased with how things are going but there's a looooonnnggg way to go!!
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