during a period of confusion and what felt like depression, I was offered a place in the Run ToThe Beat (RTTB) half marathon, on 28th October. I deliberated
for a number of hours during the day, chatted to a few friends, ummed and ahhhhedd, before I decided “why not?”. A half
marathon IS on my ‘Fitness Bucket List’
so to speak and…YOLO (you only live once)…also, life is too short…and all the
other clichés I could find to convince myself this is a good idea.
with me when I completed my first 10k race back in July, and that felt like an
amazing achievement. A half marathon is approximately double that distance! Twice as far as I have EVER run in my life!
past few months, I’ve kept up to date on the #SistersInNike journey to their
half marathon and have envied them and their commitment. I don’t have months to
train, I have 4 weeks, and I will give it my all! I’ve downloaded the NikeRunning Race Coach 12 week training plan and cut it down to 4 weeks based on
what seemed most important from each 3 week block. It seems I just have to add
more running into my weekly training, along with some stretching and I may be
I have been
warned that the RTTB course is a little hilly so I am prepared for that. I’ve
also been given some great advice on twitter including to think about my pace,
hydration and electrolyte replacement around the 6 mile mark. If you have any more
training tips to share with me, please leave them in the comments box, or get
at me via twitter! All tips welcome!