trying to decide what event is better try first...
just started running , i'm not including Xcountry for my school team as i was some 20 years younger lol. i can run 5k in 31 mins, quite pleased after 2 weeks into jan. i am generally fit and healthy , eat well, cycle and walk alot, BMI is 21. i really want to do 1/2 marathon but its in march and not sure enough time to train well for it, i don't want super speedy time but also not too slow. i am am jogging 5k 3 times a week and doing a longer run, i managed 8.5 in 60 mins. my plan is to increase my time of longer run by 15 mins each week rather than focus on a distance , worked out distance after i ran it, but it was more of a jogging pace i guess.
is it better to aim for 10 k first then 1/2 maybe in autumn?
any opinions/ help appreciated x
milton keynes half, the 10k is the same day, theres a 5k, 10k and the half,
i could find a 10k sooner , i was worried doing to much early on, i have already hurt my foot (very minor) prob a mix of lots of running and running cautiously on the snow, its not too bad after 2 days rest
work is a bit of pest with schedules, feb i am all long days , which is annoying but i do get 2-3 days off in between them which could work out better then when i do my 5 day short weeks or nights
thanks for reply
You say you really want to do a half marathon. Why? Is it because you feel you've done the training to do it justice, or because it will help you in the build up to another target, or just so you can walk around saying "I've run a half marathon!"?
Why not enjoy the journey, focus on getting some miles in the bank, watch your 5k and 10k times come down, and step up to 13.1 miles when it feels like a comfortable thing to do, not a thing that you have to ask for advice on.
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