I found it really motivating to do miles rather than time. My theory was to pick a good training plan (I ran the GNR in 2012 and did a BUPA one I think) and do the distance without fail. Ithought as long as I got the distance in, no matter the pace, then I should be ok! I was, I went from running 14 min/miles to finishing the GNR in 2hrs45mins after 9 weeks training. Plus I hadn't long had a baby! Bit daft to do it that quick as I had never run before and weighed 17 stone but worth it.
I'm running a marathon in September and have this time given myself ooodles of time!
Thanks Leah, I was beginning to think I'd scared everyone off!
No marks on feet etc but will try a change of socks etc. I do retain it around my middle so it isn't completely left field! Maybe I've just never really noticed it before.
I was gutted today, everything has been swinging along really easily but I felt like someone had glued me to the floor! It didn't help that I managed to stop my watch around mile 1 1/2 and didn't notice until mile 3. I am a watch a holic, its how I keep motivated and it certainly didn't help!