I've not been on this forum for what feels like an age now. Work got in the way, as did the family but thought I'd update those of you who're interested.
I really started pushing myself and my running in March, ran 10k on a weekend and was so proud of that. The following week, I pushed and beat my previous time, and then proceeded to beat my 5k time twice in a row. I had been really pushing it and ignoring a niggle in my knee... but alas, it became too much. I decided to take a week off to rest my knee, which proceeded into two weeks (I caught a cold) and then decided that it was down to my old runners that caused my knee pains so went and got my gait checked.
After taking close to three weeks off, it took a bit of time to get back into the running spirit but I feel like I'm there again now. Set up a goal in Garmin to keep track of my km's this month, I want to run 75km which will be easy IF I stick to my plan. It's more motivation to keep me on the plan!..
My wife & I have also signed up for the local 10k race in October followed by a Half Marathon in February next year. Scared is an understatement but it's also an epic challenge, and one we'll both remember for years to come... I'm really looking forward to that one. I'm also looking to sign up to a few other races this year. There's a 5km race in August which isn't too far from me so I'll have a crack at that (it's a trail run) too.
So does anyone have any Half Marathon tips? I keep seeing 'Crosstrain' on the few plans I've come across online. What does that mean? Half hour on a cross-trainer, or half-hour on 'something else' other than running?