Hi AgentGinger Can relate to your pattern, once the big event is done it's hard to motivate yourself. Enjoy the return to running and feel free to post about absolutely anything on her, they're a great bunch. Echo B2B's foundation.
slinger, there is a 5k next week which i'm hoping to attend and I have a 10k entry on the 20 August (pancake flat and no secret i'm hoping for my first ever sub 50 minute 10k).
Went out for 7 miles last night, much cooler run and very pleased with the time (1:02) on an undulating course. The recent hill reps have clearly improved my climbing, I flew up even the steep ones and felt really strong. Had to ease off the pace a few ties as it crept down under 8 1/2 minute miles. Save it for the quick runs I told myself. The legs needed no encouragement, they were full of running
Thanks Jaxmc64. It's certainly a little cooler here with a gentle breeze in the air. I missed parkrun this week too.
Slinger, there are people who need 3-6 months to prepare for a half marathon and there are people who can turn up on the day and just blag it. I guess it all depends on your general fitness (in particular your running fitness) at the moment, your previous history (you sound like you were pretty fit before) and what your aim is. At best I imagine you'll be a bit stiff the next few days but a famous runner once said "It's not the distance that kills, it's the pace". If you feel up to it then do it, just maybe enjoy it rather than worry about a time. A friend of mine, who is in his forties and hasn't run for over twenty years (although eeps fit playing football) turned up to our local parkrun a few months back and finished in the top seven. He said he ached a bit the next day but although 3.1 is a little different than 13.1 you'll understand where i'm coming from.
Although I missed an early run in favour of catching up on the Commenwealth Games while having a lie in until 8:30. Spent all day yesterday, and I mean all day (9am till 7:30pm) fishing with my boys. 28 carp later (could be the title of a send up horror film) and they finally wanted to go home for tea!
Waited until 9pm for tonights run. Still muggy but much better than earlier. 5 mile tempo run in 41:59. Considering the first and last were relatively easy paced miles that sure does give me confidence for my upcoming 10k. Would like to get out again over the weekend for an easy 6/7 and get some regular running in for the next couple of weeks.