Hi folks, has been a while since I posted on the forum but I have been reading posts regularly. Wondering if there are any C25K graduates out there who have moved onto bigger runs and have any advice for me?
I have tried to get going with c25k a few times now, but because my little girl was such a terrible sleeper, and *needed* boobies to get back to sleep, I never made it past week 3 because sometimes a week would pass without me getting a chance to run, and then I would have to re-start. BUT - the good news is we have successfully sleep trained her as of Saturday night and I cannot WAIT to get this going.
So imagine my luck when, just as I was pulling on my running gear, my friend texted me so ask whether I was up for the Milton Keynes Half Marathon in March. Without hesitation I said yes - what a great idea - and I was glad to have a motivator and a friend to buddy up with.
But then reality set in - I have never done a half marathon before, I've never done 10K, hell I've never even got close to 5K yet. Is there enough time to build up to a half marathon before March or I am I being over-optimistic?
For all intents and purposes I am a complete beginner - i'm not quite a couch potato (does any mum of a 15 month old have the time to sit on the sofa, EVER?), I am always dashing around and also get around 3-4 hours of steady walking a week (with buggy, toddler and shopping). But I have a long way to go....
Should I be kinder to myself and sign up to the 5K or 10K instead?