I got an early bird email for the hackney half this morning. How could I resist. Signed up, now just have to explain it to my family who thought I was mad to try it once never mind go back for seconds.
My way of thinking is that next time I will be better prepared. I did the training last time but looking back if I was totally honest the distances were a stretch at the end of the training. I went from 5km to 21.1km. This time I am at 10km and will build up slowly.
I know from past experience that I am a slow burner. I can do the longer distances but I need more time to get used to them so they become a little more natural.
I know since coming back from injury I am running a lot more relaxed and easy just because I am having more fun with it.
My doctor and physio tell me running is the best way for me to deal with my stress and I just love putting my shoes on getting out the door and relaxing into a good run.
My aim is to keep this relaxed attitude through all my HM training so I'm not following any specific plan just listening to what is best On any given training day for my body.
I hope all this makes sense because this is how I am going to try and sell it to my family. Hopefully they will understand and not think I have totally lost it.
Happy running to you all.