Well I did go out, 10 miles...1 hr 35 mins.....the furthest I've run in my life and on a day like today too. Really enjoyed it tbh and running on fresh snow is much better than stuff that's been driven over. Stayed on the road for most of it though.
Rest day (in work terms) for me but was meant to have done 10 miles yesterday but as I didn't finish work until 7 am and had to be back in for 5 pm the same day I delayed it until today. Now it's snowing (Oxfordshire) and am sat here wondering whether to go out or not. I've never run n the snow before so what do you reckon?
Well what a week it has been. I ran last Sunday, supposedly for 6 miles, but had to keep stopping with a real pain on the outside of my right shin and an achy knee. Not good and after a bit of internet research it seriously sounded like shin splints. I've done 16 years of competitive cycling so I think my calf muscles must be seriously outdoing my shin muscles.
Anyway, I've rested until today, been doing some calf stretching and strengthening exercises and decided to give it a go today and am pleased to say I completed the session with no problems at all. 8m at 9.35/mile pace so not exactly taxing but still equals the longest run I've ever done.
This will be my first half having only raced 2 10K (fastest 49.07) races ever. I'm in the second week of the RW/Garmin 1.45 schedule and it's going great so far. I know someone who has done this event before and he said going through the town with brass bands playing etc was pretty good fun.
I just hope I can stay injury free and make it to the day in good shape.