Hi guys. Just thought I'd pop by and let you know how I got on.
I did it in 2.29.10 which to say my target was 2.40 I'm very chuffed with. I really enjoyed it too..the route was a bit boring but it was good anyway.
I reckon I could have gone faster in places too, felt a bit dizzy and breathy just after half way for a couple of minutes but apart from that i was fine. Just needed to do one to convince myself I could get round, next time i'llbe much faster
Thanks for your help and support guys. Couldn't have done it without you
I've been a member of the gym for about 6 years, eat horrible food and drink way to much. But since i've stepped up my training in the last month I'm shedding pounds faster than I can count! I'm running about 20 miles a week and one week lost almost half a stone.
It's all about the individual though isn't it, but I would definitely say I've never lost weight doing anything else.
Thanks for the advice everyone.
Unfortunately I don't need an excuse to cut down on my mileage and I never ever knew that two weeks thing, so thanks for that too.
I haven't had much of a set routine as I work shifts, but I normally try to do a long run early in the week and then a few shorter ones. Most weeks I'll do maybe 2 lots of 5 miles and a 5k as well as the long run and also spend one day in the gym doing other cardio and a bit of conditioning.
I can't quite believe how far I've come if I'm honest. I entered because I life was a bit stagnant and I was miserable - I literally couldn't even manage a mile - and just wanted something to aim for. It's been really great for my confidence and general happiness
Tamara: If you can get up to 10 miles the week before I think you'll be fine. Especially if yu've faced adversity the feeling of how much you've achieved despite that will be immense!
So from what you all say, I should be fine. I just hope I don't have a bad running day on race day. One day last week I couldn't even manage 2 miles!!
I'm running my first half marathon in just over two weeks. I've been training for the last three months but have been quite lax on increasing mileage. Basically I'm now up to 11miles but am incredibly tired. Any advice for the next two weeks? And most importantly what should I do in the days leading up to it?