Posted: 22/12/2012 at 18:07
I get the youngsters.......
Quoted from Vanessa....... who we will have to find a proper forum name for
I am 45 years old and just got into running this year. I'm quite fit and before falling in love with running was a walker/trekker. This year trekked to Everest Base Camp, completed 12 of the Welsh 3000s and walked London to Brighton to raise money for the local hospice.
I'm a mum of 3 working 30 hours a week as a Teaching Assistant in foundation (4&5 year olds) so my job is quite active.
I am happy to run in any weather (although ice scares me due to injury potential) and am very determined once I set myself a goal.
I've got confirmed entry to MK Half next March and Milton Keynes Marathon next May (again supporting the hospice) and I want to give it my best shot. I'm just back to running after 2 weeks off after slipping while running and twisting my knee so I need to up my game again.
My PBs are:
5K 28:09 and 10K 1:01:17
My hope is to complete the Marathon in under 5 hours.
My usual training is Mon - Body Pump, Tues - run 30 mins, Weds- run 30 mins, Thurs - Body pump, Friday - run 30 mins, Sat - LSR (longest 8.5 m before my knee injusry so I may need to build back up), Sun - rest.