This morning I managed to complete 10% a a marathon course, as my training et least for this week is 2.62 miles. Only another 90% to go.
With the new distance comes a new route, or at least a similar route with a new start and finish.
No coaching partner today, so it was back to the playlist, but I learnt my lesson from last time and chose some more moderate tunes.
I am continuing with my walk a bit, jog a bit, run a bit, training but I am finding it easier to run(or at least plod) a little further each time.
Today I even managed to run up the incline, in my head its a hill, but it really is just an incline.
According to Stava I hit 2 Personal Records today, it appears some of my route has some sections that people have set on Strava.
After the run a couple stopped to talk to me about my run and if I was training for anything, I could barely speak at this point but managed to pull a few words together for them. It made me smile as I was going home, why would you think it was a good idea to try to speak to people just after they have run? And how well do athletes cope with this when TV commentators do it!
This was a morning run, so it will be interesting to see how it compares when I do the same route in the evening.
I was delighted to be invited to join a Social Media Running group over the weekend, a great way of meeting other runners, and encouraging each other. I'm not I am ready for a physical running club yet but this is a good way to start.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.