Posted: 26/07/2009 at 08:23
I have started training already as it is my goal. I have a charity place so really looking forward to it.
I got into running in 2007 and did a 10km in sub 50:00 and a 1/2 in sub 2:00 then I did the NY marathon and got injured (actually that happened in the 1/2). I have not really run since November 2007.
Having had surgery I started again in June this year doing a 1.4 mile jog at 12:30 pace. I am now up to 6 miles on my long run and at 10:18 pace (5km at 9:35 pace). I am increasing mileage at the suggested 10% per week, doing a lot of cross training on the road bike and indoor rower.
My goal at the moment is to lose weight (I am 12 stone at 5.6" and would like to shift the fat to get down to 10 1/2 stone. I will then slowly over the winter increase my running and decrease my over cardio activities. By mid september I should be at 30 miles a week which I will continue to increase to 40-50 I hope.
I am hoping for a sub 4:00 but not sure if it is possible..