My first half marathon done, didn't go quite as planned unfortunately! Had to stop for a loo stop at 8 miles and after that just couldn't get back into it, my target time had an extra 25 minutes added to it, disappointing but I'm happy I finished.
So sad to read about the poor runner Blef mentioned. I saw this on the BBC news website, so shocking
I'm excited and nervous! This will be my first half marathon after doing a few 10Ks last year!
Even thinking about it now makes me nervous, I think I'll be a wreck on Sunday morning, I wish I could just calm down a bit! When I'm nervous I struggle to eat and I could do with a good hearty breakfast to give me energy.
I'm not a fast runner, I'm aiming for a time of 2:20, I'm thinking I'd rather go slow and finish it comfortably rather than go to fast and have to keep stopping.
Heard it's supposed to be cooler at the weekend, perfect for running. Good luck to everyone running, see you there!
Hello everyone, thought I would share my experience with giving blood and running! I gave blood on Friday afternoon, it was 39 hours before a 10K race - oh how I struggled!! It was flat and really I should have been able to achieve a PB but after 2K I just couldn't find any energy! I added an extra 4 minutes on to my worst ever time, but I just had to keep stopping to walk. I was wondering why it was so hard for me when eventually at 8K I remembered that I had only given blood a day and a half previously. I couldn't even muster enough energy to run the last KM and I just wanted to collapse at the end!
I have learnt my lesson and will definitely not be racing that soon after giving blood in the future!!
One really simple question- what socks are you wearing?
I'm just wearing standard socks at the moment although I wear two pairs on the foot that rubs, along with a compeed and a bandage wrapped around! I will definitely take your advice into consideration - I was thinking of trying proper socks at some point!
Hi Erika - I'm in Berkshire so not too close to those areas, but thank you anyway
Thanks Erika, I do understand what you're saying! I think it's a good idea for me to see a pro as I may keep spending money on the wrong things! I do find it strange that it is only my left foot that troubles me, the right one is no problem at all! Although the left one does go over an awful lot
It's one of those problems where you just want a quick fix but the reality is that it's probably going to take a while to sort out properly. Oh well!