22 September 2009
This month has been all about count downs for me, first the London vegan festival and now 5 days until the run to the beat half marathon in Greenwich.
And for each one I have been asking myself the same question, have I done enough preparation for this? This answer I am not going to know until the day! I started training in July and up to that point my running had plateaued. I was jogging regularly but not putting in any variation to my training and I wasn’t getting fitter.
I have loosely followed a training plan which has included 5 runs a week, one long run, one hill run, an interval run, a recovery and fartlek. I have not always done 5 days a week but have tried to include the variety to improve the strength in my legs and speed for the run. I have also made sure that I have done long, long runs.
I didn’t really enjoy the last half marathon I ran for a running club for two reasons, firstly I wasn’t ready for the distance and secondly I was billy at the back all alone which wasn’t very motivating. Oh and then there was the hills that I wasn’t expecting! This time there are many more runners taking part, there will be live music and I am better prepared.
So bring it on, all 13.2 miles.