Posted: 26/01/2003 at 19:20
Well done Barbara, nice to get the long one out of the way isn't it.
Charlielips, if you can't face running up them thar hills, I'm sure walking up them will do just as well in terms of stamina training.
Run went well this morning. Had a bit of a brainwave last night and decided that as I was taking hubby to Heathrow I might as well stop in Richmond Park on the way home and run there and hopefully find someone else running at around my pace. Did first 4.5 pretty much on my own, lots of other runners but all going much too fast for me, then joined up with a lady also training for London who was running my pace so we kept each other company for the next 4.5 miles before our routes separated again. Last 2.5 miles were OK except when I misjudged the depth of a puddle on the track and ended up with my shoes full of water - very refreshing!! The whole route took me 2hrs which surprised me cos it felt like I was running slower than that, so I guess the training is beginning to work.
Also identified a new means of identifying a 10.30m/m pace - my mini-disc player starts jumping if I go faster than that! Still, not a problem cos I only use it if I'm running on my own which I don't do very often.
So, much better than expected and feeling positive. 11 weeks today it'll all be over.