Thanks for that. Feel better now. I think part of the problem was that I was putting myself under a shed load of pressure and it was stressing me out. I'll do an easy 8 on Monday and see how I feel and take it from there. Thanks for getting back to me.
Hi. Am running my first half marathon in Bath on March 7th. Started training in August. By the end of November I could do 8 miles quite comfortably and was following the FURST plan. So 3 runs a week a bit faster and longer than the normal 4 runs a week. Was feeling great. Then the snow scuppered my plans and didn't get out for 2 weeks, then I ran for a bit and did 6 mile, 4 miles and two 3 miles and then COMPLETELY lost my motivation and didn't do anything for a week. Got back on track this week and then got struck down with the flaming novo winter virus thing.
My questions are these:
Should I go out for a run when I still have residual stomach cramping?
I have 5 weeks until the half marathon. Can I still achieve the half marathon if I give my running 100% from Monday (if I back off today - can't run weekends owing to work)?
I can definitely afford to lose a stone. I'm 5' 2" and was always 8 stone 10lbs but then I stopped clubbing and went up to 11!!! I'm now 10 so to get to 9 2lb is my current target. It's just that I'm running a half marathon in March and feel quite good about running now, albeit it at 10 min miles. I'm working at losing the weight, so in theory, I'll get faster.... Thanks for your responses!!