Ive done my first 2 HM's in training, going to do about 20k today and will start the taper. Over the moon with the time I got in training so if all goes well I'll be knocking even more time off. I really upped my distance per week to about 60-70km and very much enjoyed the long easy running and mixing in intervals. I took 2 rest days of for parkrun and knocked 32 seconds off my pb, I am now very close to a huge 5k milestone now, should get under it this year and am over the moon with that, something I thought Id never get to. The fact I'm still knocking big chunks off is great.
I stabilised my weight about 5-6 weeks ago and I have some more to lose so have started to shift it off this week. Not in any rush though this time and am happy with my weight, just got some to lose.
So since march being clinically obese to now I am very happy with physical progress, mental progress has been much slower. Also all this might not even be the biggest change I make this year, I will let you know about it soon.
After the HM will have to look for another race, signed up for one 10miler beginning December, who knows I might get into the London marathon
Oh and gels help me a lot in the long runs, after about 7k I have had one and felt almost fresh again. The pace I will try and keep is a little scary, but its based on my previous 5kpb from parkrun, so theoretically should be doable. I could end up walking half of it though if not Will be shaving about 3 mins off my 10k pb each half, I haven't made an attempt on 10k for a while however so its reasonable too.
Photo of Skipton castle entrance from a trial of trail running 2 weeks ago trying out my new headtorch, headtorch providing the illumination.