Monday 12 January
So I didn’t ache or have any problems this morning. I should hope not, it was only 2 x 1km after all. But given that I haven’t done any serious exercise since last summer I am pleased. I did walk most days during the 100 Day Fitness Challenge but nothing of high volume, impact or cardiovascular endurance. This is going to be a challenge and my head has been saying “you don’t need to run your best for this, just plod about and cross the line“.
That sounded like a grand plan to me as I set out on my next prescribed 2 mile run.
Shame that my noisy brain doesn’t talk to my quiet brain more often because as I was running this 2 mile run I had a mini-epiphany. That I really need to put all my effort into this training to do the best I can. If I am going to give up this time to do it, then I should bloomin’ well give it my best shot.
Hence the blog was born.
A bit of history: I have run one half marathon before, it was in 1998 and I was 28. I did it in 2.08. I wasn’t happy with that then and my only memory of the event was of a small child in the crowd saying to his Dad, “Daddy, why is that lady going so slowly?”…
Karen’s predicted time for me this year based on my timed kms was 2.24. I wasn’t happy with that one bit either! Despite the fact that it was 16 years ago and I haven’t done any exercise for 6 months, I was not happy. So this training has to be a dedicated effort to get as close to my time of 1998.