Don't often post but I thought an inspirational update would go well alongside a few others on here.
As I looked out the window at work at 4:15pm yesterday I thought it was a bad idea to go for a run, but my head and body said it was ready for my weekly long run & the British weather is always unreliable. That was it, I got home, shoved on my gear & cheap waterproof and put my iphone into a arm wallet designed for swimmers (totally waterproof weyhey!) it's not as comfortable as my nike one but it does and I was off.
I knew I needed to go longer than my 7.22 from 3 weeks previously so I chose a slightly longer route and I joined all you other runners who've raved about running in the rain (I agree it's fab! Although I did get slowed up at points by cyclists and dog walkers so it was quieter but not all that quiet!) I had Dans wise words about going SLOW ringing in my ears, Dan I found 1/2 gear downshift but I think I need more!
As the title suggests I managed 7.82 miles in 1:36:45, I can't believe I can run for that long (minus stops for roads/dogs/cyclists/pedestrians who take up the whole path).
At least I know I should be able to cover the 5.7 miles required on the 9th June for the Blaydon race in Newcastle. Getting REALLY nervous about it as it's my first ever race ran and it's run under UK athletics rules (means they don't take anyone intending to walk). They have chip timing and everything and I'm in the middle pen and I'm quite slow so I'm worried I'll get in the way of fast people in pen 3 (pens were done on entries by the look of it not of how fast you go!)
Here's to reaching my goal of running the GNR half marathon in September I've started trying an energy drink on these longer runs, going to need it for a HM and so far I think it's helped (I've steered clear of gels as I tried some glucose sweets and my intestines were sore so went for a drink instead, less harsh and I don't intend to start getting runners trots when I've avoided them so far)
If you think you can't do this, you can, I now think a HM is doable given enough training time, we just need time to get there slowly and injury free.
Happy running everyone no matter where you are in the programme x
P.s. For the females, on the subject on underwear that gets brought up regularly, think I've cracked it for me. Seamless shorts from Primark and Vaseline