I have no idea where the last few months has gone. Unbelievable that time is going so quickly. “They” say that time moves slower as you get older. I don’t seem to agree with that. If anything my life is getting quicker.
Like the 25:50 Parkrun (5k) last weekend. A new PB for me, 20 seconds faster than my last PB. I thought that was hard work. Then I made use of my new running club membership (thanks Dodge!) last night and did an intervals session. 8×2 minutes at fast pace with 1 minute recovery.
That really *was* hard work, but so much fun and I felt a huge sense of accomplishment afterwards. I feel my calves this morning though…
I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to run the Southport Half Marathon. That seems like so long ago, when in fact it happened (and I finished, didn’t die and didn’t finish last!) only two months ago (1 July). It was 29 degrees at 10am, I drank 3.5 litres of water during the run, shoved at least 4 gels down my throat and drink at least another 2 pints (of water/squash!) when I got back from the race. I finished in 2hrs 36 minutes. 4 minutes faster than I predicted. I think I would have been quicker had I not paced myself with a family member for the first 5 or so miles. Bring on the next one!
So, that’s the 5k and half covered, what’s next?
This weekend (16 September) sees me at the Running Grand Prix at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit in Chichester. 10k is two laps of the circuit. Should be fun, even if it’s raining.
So, 10 miles? Great South Run, of course! I swore that I would not do it – overhyped, overattended, blah blah blah. Sat on the sofa watching (I blame the hernia…) last year’s event live on TV, the commentator announced that tickets for the 2018 were available. There and then I entered. At the time I needed something to look forward to and a moment of weakness saw me purchase my ticket. I am more nervous about this than I was about Southport.
So, I didn’t mention a common distance in the title. 26.2 miles or full marathon. I still maintain that I will NOT run London. The only two I want to enter are New York or Japan. I want more half-marathon experience before I even consider doing a full in the UK. I am prone to lapses in judgement and book places willy-nilly though…