Without sounding really ignorant and naive, can I ask a question?
I have run lots of 5k races and at times over the last few years I have built up to running 10k reasonably comfortably but I am in no way completely dedicated to the sport (although I would like to be). My sister persuaded me to sign up for the Bristol Half which we now have confirmed places for.
Do you think it is possible for me to be race ready in 9 weeks considering I am really starting from a beginners level again?
I have run about 12 miles over the last four days and intend to do a long run on Sunday.
At the moment I feel like a tortoise and I am pretty certain a couple giggled when I ran past today.
Do you think I am pushing my luck with the time I have available?
Well... I have just got back from a run and other than feeling a bit achy and slow (and shocked that my running gear was a bit tight) I feel amazing.
I only managed about 4 k which is obviously a lot less than I used to manage but still better than nothing at all.
I have put my running stuff ready in the spare room and intend to go again as soon as I get in tomorrow.
Thanks so much for your advice and support - does anyone have any tips for how to keep on motivating myself? I read somewhere that you have to do something 42 times for it to become habit so I only have another 41 runs to go and if I feel as good as I do now, I look forward to it.