It's been ages since I posted on this forum we call....er......the forum? Anyway, I thought I'd just mention that I am still enjoying my running since my BIG DECISION a couple of weeks ago. That decision was to jettison my plans for a half marathon. I realised that it really isn;t my thing - long distances I mean. The training was making me exhausted and I even started to dread my running! I know! QUEL DAMAGE!!!
I decided to knock the idea on the head and go back to my usual jaunts along the river, at my own pace and when I wanted. I regularly do 8Ks which seems a lovely distance for me - enough to test you, but not so far that you wish you could get back home and lie in the bath for an hour! 10K will still be my "race" distance which I know I can do in under and hour so for the time being I am content. I do feel like entering another 10K soon as my next official race is not until next year at The London Winter Run. I'll poke about on Mr Google and see what it offers up.
To all new C25K'ers I say WELCOME! I hope you are finding this plan extremely fabulous, as I and many others on here have found. Which ever week you are on, it's not that long until the 9 weeks is up and you're a fully graduated, proper running machine! Don't forget to repeat weeks if you feel you're not ready to progress - a repeated week is sometimes a brilliant thing to do as it tells your brain that you WILL progress on to the next weeks run with confidence.
If you ever run along the Thames between Isleworth and Richmond / Ham and you see a chap covered from head to toe in lycra - it'll be me! So say hello!
Right, time for tea I think. Oohh... and a slice of apple pie....slurp!