Thank you, think I just needed a bit of encouragement I'm so scared but equally know I need to have something to aim for, just worried il be so slow (which I will)! Eeek I might just enter!! Good luck with your 10k Sarah you've been training for ages you'll be fine, what time are you hoping for?
Hi all Just wanted your honest opinion really, just started back training after 7 months off due to injury (torn stomach muscle from walking two very excitable dogs) have been back in training for around 3 weeks now following a 5k programme, it's tough going back to basics but it's working! Anyway I got up to about 6k before I was injured (all be it slowly, I don't think il ever be fast!) how realistic is it for me to be thinking about a 10k on 1st September do you think? Its 18 weeks away but I do have a couple of weeks holiday in the middle where I won't train. Thoughts please? I know 16 weeks sounds a lot but I really am starting from the beginning! Thanks x
Know the feeling well - don't get me wrong I have never even been close to being a marathon runner but could run fairly easily for an hour every other day. That was about 2-3 years ago and i've never been able to get anywhere close to it again. My main problem has always been 'rushing it'. Because I know i was capable of more than i'm doing now i'd start a training programme and think i could do more then get injured/find it too tough etc etc. Now i'm on week 4 of training from a basic plan which starts off with small run/walks and i've stuck at it even if i've felt I could do more and i intend to stick to it till the end. It's the longest i've stuck back at it since so it's all i can suggest i'm afraid. Very frustrating but neceserry i think.