I am considering whether to run a half marathon at the end of October and will make my decision in a few weeks. I have begun a HM programme from Runners World which aims for a 2 hr 15 min time. Runners World lets you select a programme either by pace or by heart rate. I have chosen heart rates because I got a heart rate monitor with my Garmin Forerunner 610.
Today's run was 5 miles at easy pace and I had to keep my heart rate between 152 and 159, with this being the first time I have done something like this it wasn't easy. I kept going over 159 because the pace was slower than I have been doing post graduation. During yesterdays Parkrun my average km time was 5:40 and today was 7:58. I have to say that running at this pace is a challenge in itself because I ran for a longer period of time than I am used to and after 45 minutes my legs started to stiffen up.
Here is a link to my run:
Also quick family C25K club update: I had a few new joiners today so I ran with my wife, sister in law, 3 cousins, Dad and I had to push my 18 month old son in his pram. It was fun and also a challenge to jog along while pushing a pram! Once everyone finished their W1R2 I began the run above!