Posted: Yesterday at 21:37
RunningFox - I don't know about courage. Half-marathons I enter months in advance, when they are so far off they don't seem "real" enough to worry about. But as they get nearer, so I quail more and more... But having already paid, I'm much too mean to drop out and waste the entry money!
How about if you were to do a parkrun without using your barcode? That way you would get an idea of what speed you could achieve, and maybe go back the following week and do it again with the barcode. If you could find a parkrun which consists of two loops, you need only do one loop if you wanted, and then drop out. (I've done Greenwich a couple of times, when visiting Eldest Son, and that consists of three loops).
TE - your NF mara is the same day as my Lake Vyrnwy half. We will have to toss for the wings .
WtnMel - puzzling over WMBO. Probably refers to something a few pages back which I've forgotten.
I've been last several times in races. In fact, the one I'm doing on Sunday, I have only done once before - it was one of the first races I ever entered - and I came in last then. I had been battling it out with another lady in the last few miles, but then she dropped out altogether. One does get a round of applause for being last but struggling on to the end (and I certainly was struggling - I had to run/walk the final two miles). I soon realised that the way not to be last was to enter a race with a big field, - and accordingly, did a couple of Race for Lifes. No risk of being last in those; people walk it, - nay, saunter it, with buggies and balloons and chatting to their friends.
Enjoy That Hill.
Today was a rest day; tomorrow I am to do 2km at a gentle pace.