Hi - I have only been running about 3 months but have made good progress and now run approx 25k per week and planning to build up.
Have a 10k race lined up for November but would like to do a half marathon in spring - would prefer off road and spotted the Trionium Leith Hill in March http://www.trionium.com/leithhillhalf/
Would like to know if this is too hard for a first half - I'm used to walking hills and willing to put in the hill training - what do you think, should I do a flat road one first?
Thanks for the replies.
ploddinglady - Blackpool is unfortunately a bit far for me -used to go out drinking there years ago when I lived in lancaster.
Lostkat - thanks for the encouragement, think I should be up to 13 miles in the next couple of months, its the hills that scare me!! Like the cat in your profile pic by the way.
Thanks,she's mine. Sadly she's not as angelic as she looks
Start working hills into your shorter runs and then your longer ones. In a few months you'll wonder what all the fuss was about as you cross the line of your first HM
I say go for it, the challenge of a hard run is what makes you feel so great afterwards. You have plenty of time to train for it.
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