OMG I'm actually writing this! How scary!
I did my first HM race yesterday and got 2:25 which whilst isn't fast I was happy with as I hadn't done any long runs since July as we were in the US all summer and it was just too hot to get further than 10K and we only got back 6 days before my race so I was still rather tired as our 3 year old is still on US time so is up most of the night.
My plan for the HM was simply just to get round as on Thursday I did 8.5 miles and wanted to collapse in a heap so I set off at an 11 min mile and hoped that I would be able to stay at that for the whole race and I actually did and did it without any walking however looking back now I think that I should have pushed myself more as after the race I managed to walk around a shopping centre for an hour lol so I had more in me if that makes sense.
Anyway last night my hubby asked me if I was going to do a marathon next year to which i laughed and said no but I've been thinking about it all day and I think that I would like to. I know that I need to improve and consolidate my HM time but I know, that for me, my speed has come from being able to run longer distances so I'm thinking that I'd most likely aim to run further so that I can run faster over a shorter distance if that makes sense so why not aim for a marathon distance?
My question is other than MyAsics (which I detest!) does anyone recommend an app I can download for training or should I simply increase my longer run each week by around a mile?