I started a blog when I got injured on New Years Day and it became another thing that I loved about running. Yesterday I asked for people to answer 5 quick questions about their running that I could share on the blog, mainly to see what inspires other people to do what they do. I have had many more replies than I was expecting so thought I would continue to get as many runners as people as impossible involved. I was just wondering if anyone is up for sharing their stories? The questions can be found here: http://grundyruns.wordpress.com/five-questions-in-five-minutes/
thanks for all the responses and encouragement so far everyone, much appreciated. I am now planning lots of long runs which luckily will be scenic round these parts, as well as finally forcing some proper regular intervals (I despise them but they have to be done...)
I have signed up for the Manchester marathon for next April, which will be my first at that distance, and want to start training properly as soon as possible. I have a half marathon PB of 1:38, and completed a 10k race in 44mins today, which is my quickest since a PB back in May (43.03).
What do you think would be a relaistic time for me to use as a target for the race next spring? I have looked at many tables and info that is out there and I think 3hrs 30mins, but is this about right or selling myself short, or even setting a time that may be unachievable?