wel I have not lost weight
and my last two half marathons have been my slowest
so I did not enter the ballot
but the club had a place spare - scandalously only 4 people put in for the five places!
so tonight I went down there and asked if the fifth place was still free
and it was
so I now have the forms .....
and a number
so I have to start NOW
Lessons learned from last time?
- choose a plan and stick to it - last time I started on Hal Higdon's then tried to revert to base training - running every day, got injured and lost a lot of training time
- don't miss the long runs - which means don't try doing them on a Sunday - it messes up the weekend for the family
- don't think that just becasue I am running I can eat what I like - refuel properly
So this time
- Follow Hal Higdon's novice schedule but do the long runs from the intermediate - as I am already ahead of where his long runs start from
- Aim to run long runs on a Monday - it will mean running alone, but I will have to do that mostly anyway and it will not mess up family life - just have to book them in my diary NOW
- Be flexible about the days I run - I have to be to fit in with the times I work away - and this schedule has 4 days running, 1 day cross traing and 2 rest days which is realistic I think
- Eat properly and get the refuelling on long runs sorted
That will do for now .......................
all comments welcome!
especially from the professionals ( that's you, Womble)