I am a 55 year old male & have just come back to these forums after a year's absence. I did C25K two years ago, then added a km per week to get to 10k quite quickly and then pretty much stopped running altogether. Last autumn I got into road cycling and did some long (100 mile+) rides.
Apart from that I have only done the odd 3-5k run maybe once a month this year.
2 weeks ago I was challenged to do the St Albans half marathon in mid-June by a much younger & fitter relative. I did a 6k run/walk to see if I still could run at all and then a 10k run/walk at the weekend to confirm it.
I have started to follow a 10 week plan I found online at runnersworld.com/race-train... I will have to skip weeks 3 and 4 as I don't have time so my plan looks like this;
Week 1 4x400 intervals / 3-mile tempo / 6-mile long run
Week 2 4x800 intervals / 4-mile tempo / 8-mile long run
Week 3 3x1600 intervals / 4-mile tempo / 10-mile long run
Week 4 4x800 intervals / 8-mile tempo / 8-mile long run
Week 5 6x400 intervals / 6-mile tempo / 10-mile long run
Week 6 4x1600 intervals / 8-mile tempo / 12-mile long run
Week 7 3x800 intervals / 3-mile tempo / 6-mile long run
Week 8 4x400 intervals / 2-mile tempo / Half Marathon
Last weekend (end of week 1) I did 10k in 51:27 (run/walk). The race time predictor at runnersworld.co.uk/general/... suggests I should be able to do a HM in 1hr 54m so my aim is to come in under 2 hours, which I suspect will be easier said than done as all the reviews of the St Albans HM say it is rather hilly (and I really hate hills).
I will log my progress here. This will force me to keep at it. If anyone cares to read/comment then please do. I will now put my tin hat on in anticipation of JuicyJu's assessment of my mental state and likelihood of success...