Thanks for the note Lep Recorn. So many people have told me to forget time and enjoy it but annoyingly I am one of these people who needs a target. And is darned stubborn in working towards it! So I reckon that 3h45 is doable if I train hard - am aiming to be out 5 times a week so fingers crossed.
As for a club, I take the point about cold nights and this initial enthusiasm waining. Does anyone know a website listing out running clubs by region? I know of a few near me but training nights are key as I have a little girl and nursery duty to stay in for. Any help much appreciated.
Rob, interesting that your first half was in 1h52. Mine was Reading and I got the same time. Last 3 miles killed me but then I did the Silverstone half 6 months later and managed the 1h42 with little additional regular training. I think it was simply knowing what to expect that improved my time. And with full training I expect to being that down a bit.
Cheers everyone, this is a great thread to be in and read about.
My first post on this thread. FLM 2007 will be first run beyond a half marathon so heading into the unknown. Managed a 1h42 half marathon as Silverstone in 2004 but since then have had a baby girl meaning running fell away a little. Am still at about 50min 10km pace so am hoping that with 16weeks to work hard I'll be able to get under 3h45. I've got everything crossed!
One of the things I was wondering was whether joining a running club is worth my while? I am pretty motivated anyway so not sure how worthwhile it would be on that front. Plus I am looking to stick to the RW sub 3h45 training plan which means that the Tue/Thu runs in the plan would be taken up with the club runs. Would that be a problem?
By the way, read throughloads of the previous threads in this post and it makes great reading. Although does plant a seed of worry about the mileage I am currently clocking up (or not, more importantly!).
Anyway, I'm hoping to find some more inspiration from somewhere and this looks like a good place to start!!!
Thanks for the reply. Looking at it more closely, it seems that the stiching runs along the logo but is actually holding the shoe together. Bummer. Looks like I'll have to pop it back to the shop and maybe change them. Unless there is anything else I can do?
Thanks for the note back. Funny how the simplest things can often be overlooked (especially if you're me!). Looking at the inside of the shoe and where the blisters occur, it is exactly where the stitching of the Mizuno logo is. So it looks like I now know the culprit. Trouble is what can I do about it?