Monday, 18 August 2014
Getting there. Slowly
You can find the details of the half marathon training programme. I am following by clicking the link.
I've just finished week 5, so yesterday I (very nearly) ran my furthest distance ever. The schedule had me down for a seven mile run. I diligently planned my route and all was good for about a mile and a half. It was only then that I discovered that about a mile of the route I had so carefully plotted was along a very rough bridle-path, lots of deep furrows from farm traffic and not worth turning an ankle over. So I walked a far bit of that mile and probably lost some time as a result. But not much, I am very slow anyway.
I've never run further than 6.25 miles before - the length of 10km races I entered a couple of times. That was twenty years ago and carrying a wee bit less wait too, so I even though I was forced to walk some of it, I was delighted to have done 7 miles yesterday. Sore, but delighted. The fact that I have to do 8 miles this Sunday is something to think about later in the week.
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