Sunday 11 January
I’m running the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 23 March.
It was a snap decision made at 06.30 on morning in September when one of the Mortimer campers said she had signed up for it and I found myself suggesting we should have a FastTrack posse running. I do sometimes wish I would engage brain before the mouth starts to move 🙂
Anyway, I entered, secured my place and left it.
And left it, until Karen got whiff of the news that I was entered and told me to get my bum to her Lady Butterflies running group in January. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get to her first session where she times you and gives you your predicted finish time, so I had to put my own timed session in before I could get my training plan.
So I left it, and left it and realised that if I didn’t do it today I was not going to have enough time to get my other training sessions in too.
So, after leaving it some more I set out at 17.00 to run 2 x 1km runs at 85% of my maximum speed. I only have one speed, but I put my best foot forward and cursed Karen and spluttered my way around the pavements of Emmbrook to get her the desired results. Day one in the bag 🙂