Am I cr-raaaaay-zeee?! #RTTB

Last week,
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.

You were
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!

Over the
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!

Elle 😉 x




  1. Leah
    September 24, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    Wooohoo! Congrats on making the decision to run a half. I am also running RTTB, my first half marathon as well. I am feeling a mixture of excited and 'I totes got this' and petrified at the same time – and I have been training for the last 6 weeks! I have also heard about the dreaded hills, so am planning to walk the first half of the course next weekend just to see what I am in for! Good luck with your training, I'll be interested to read what tips you get – I need them too! xx Leah

    • Danielle Linton
      September 25, 2012 / 8:56 am

      Thank you! and good luck to you too! I realised yesterday that I actually have 5 weeks to train! So I am a little less apprehensive! That's a great idea, checking out the course! Let me know how it goes! and I'll be rooting for you on the day! 🙂 xxx

  2. Chi-Chi
    September 24, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    girl, you craaaaay……….lolwishing you all the best!!!

    • Danielle Linton
      September 25, 2012 / 8:56 am

      hahaha! I know, I am! looooolThanks chick 🙂 xxx

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