Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:59
Hi guys long time no see.
Still been knocking out 25-30 miles easy weeks,so felt i had too step it up 6 weeks back as i was getting a bit bored with all the steady stuff.I decided i wanted a half marathon pb as my old one is a bit soft (for me) at 1.49 .03.
Cut a long story short,the 6 weeks structured training had me in good shape for a pb attempt.
So i raced Loch Leven half yesterday and managed a nearly 3 minute pb in a time of 1.46.26.Absolutely delighted with that for now.
Now here comes the tricky part,some of you may remember my partner was pregnant when i last posted,im happy to announve she gave birth to a baby boy called Leo.Its changed my life completely and i just love being a daddy for the first time in my life.I had mentioned to mrs YC that if i got a pb yesterday then i would finish with long distance stuff ,still run 4 or 5 miles for fitness but that was going to be my limit.However as we all know when i crossed the line yesterday my first thought was,"erm i could do that faster".so maybe thinking of Dundee half in July too see if i can still keep chipping away at my half time.
Yesterday the plan was to keep 8.15 pace all the way round,went a wee tad faster than that in the first half and the last 3 miles where i felt really strong i just decided to take a risk and really go for it,the result being the final 3 were all sub 7.45s which surprised me a wee bit and also leaving me wondering how far i can possibly take this running malarkey