Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:23
Eh up. After recently surprising myself with some decent (for me) race times, I can't get the idea of one very ambitious goal out of my head - a 1h 30 half marathon. I've got a GFA place for London 2015 and due to logistics, cost and the fact I'm not a massive fan of huge races, I'll probably only ever run London this one time. But how amazing would it be to get a champs place?
I'm *pretty* sure that as a woman I can get a champs place by running a 1h30 half......or is it sub1h 30? I'll have to check on that. Anyway, current PB is 01:33:29 which was achieved in March. I know that 3 and a half minutes is a big ask, but I'm already in better shape now than I was in March. I've got until early Jan 2015 to nab a champs place - do you reckon I have a shot? Anyone else going for the same goal?
A bit more info - other PBs are 5k - 19:52 (achieved last week!), 10k - 42:32 (March '14), half - 01:33:29 (March '14), mara - 03:32:15 (October '13). Been running for two years. I train 5/6 days a week and race regularly. I won't post my week's training sessions, purely because it varies so much! But I always try and get one speedwork session and one slower, longer run in each week. The other days are a mixture of tempo runs, easy/recovery runs, hill reps etc, depending on racing calendar. At the moment I run, on average, about 30 miles a week. I tend to increase weekly mileage to about 40 when specifically training for a half marathon. Would love to hear people's thoughts if you have the time, many thanks