A quick update on progress, I have just completed week one of my half marathon plan.
Run 3, which is extra compared to the plan, was my local parkrun and it was MUD MUD MUD a bit more mud which didn't help my time. Managed to run all the way around even with what felt like a kilo of mud attached to each foot. Whilst I don't particularly like the course it's my favourite run as I just love the parkrun community and support you get week in week out (or is the cake and coffee at the end that do it for me?). So where possible I will try to keep doing this each week as an extra run.
Run 4 (target 6 miles within 78 mins / 13 min mile pace) - Got back from a weekend away and straight onto mapmyrun to plan a route. I wanted a loop as I find that more motivating than having to do laps....found one but it was about 6.5m but decided to give it a go. Off I went and have to say it was really tough but managed to get all the way round which according the garmin was 6.4miles without stopping. OMG,....did I just say without stopping now thats a major first for me. The furtherest I've managed before without walking breaks was 5 miles so well chuffed with that. Time wise I did it in 80 mins which is on target with the plan (average pace was 12.24 min miles) but in my head thought I'd have been quicker as I have managed 5 miles in 53 mins before. A quick talking to myself and I'm back happy with today's achievements.
Bring on week 2 I am ready for you!