I did the Great South Run today (10 miles) in 92 mins and 32 seconds. A bit annoyed as I would have liked to do it in under 90 mins but still progress.
I'm doing a half marathon in a few weeks which I suppose will be a key event for me. If I manage to do it in under 1hr50mins, then I may aim for 4 hours for London. Otherwise I think I will aim for 4 hours 30 mins.
washwood - I am doing the Gosport Half which is rather flat, so hopefully it should be fine. I realise this means I have about 6 weeks to get into gear from today's embarrassing 10K time to put in more distance & speed. I'd be happy to do it in 01:50:00ish but I realise that's a very tall order. Either that or I'll do the Downton Half which gives me more time for training as it's at the end of November; but it's a hillier course.
Medicalert - thanks very much for pointing that out. I suppose I should for now just focus on getting the distance in and improve my fitness and hopefully avoid injury.
In all honesty, I'd be very happy with sub4:30; ecstatic with sub4:15 but positively elated with sub4:00.
Hey washwood.. looks like you've already put in some good groundwork. I'll have some catching up to do from now till Christmas but hopefully I can put in a decent half marathon time in November and maybe a few good 10K times. Realistically I should probably aim for 4.30 but we'll have to see how the training goes I suppose.
Do you all recommend using the custom-made 16-week planners for subscribers on RW? They look pretty good and it means I don't have to do much thinking for myself which is always a good thing...!