Posted: 08/09/2013 at 09:13
I am going to be doing my first half next weekend. Things have been going pretty well for me on the run up to this. I started off back in January and have done a few 10km races and managed to work away at it myself with just two weeks off when we went on holiday.
So today is my last long run and will be 11 miles. My only real downfall is that I am super slow and will probaly complete the full 13 miles in over 3 hours. Interestingly enough my times have never come down since I started. My 5k is susally around 35 minutes, 10k is about 1:15 but it all seems steady and I've never struggled. I'm not built like a natural runner at 5'9 and around 12 stone 10! My 11 mile runs have been around 2:40 so far.
Anyway, my main worry about this is I know realistically next weekend I will come last early much last (I've checked my estimated time against the last few years results so I know this!). I am concerned that I will be so much slower than the rest of the field that the stewards on the course will have packed up and left by the time I reach them and I won't have any water and not know which way I am going! Should I contact them and tell them that I am worried about this? I don't mind no one being at the finish line because I will be a total mess and the fewer people who see me there the better!!
im starting to feel pretty anxious about it, but I know it'll be fun!