All Things Fitness: Half Marathon Training

So Fi and I are running a half marathon in March. Yes, this might have been mentioned once or twice already, but hey, here we go again!

Training for the 13+ mile run officially started the Monday after Christmas and includes running, swimming and some circuit training. It’s brilliant to get back into running properly again. But I have to admit that I’m just a little bit scared and here’s why…

~ In an ideal world I would prefer to have more miles under my belt. In 2014 I dropped the running ball a little, I was hoping to have six miles as my normal run before I started training, but at the moment it’s more like 3.

~ Also it’s such a big commitment with 5 workouts a week during the training and with the unpredictable weather of the UK I know it’s going to be hard sometimes to make myself get out of bed and go for that early run or swim. That being said I have done this before, so I know I can do it again.

~ Finally I’m worried that I will rest on my laurels too much. Having completed this training and a half marathon before there’s a danger of being over confident and maybe not working as hard as I should do at this.

 

New running shoes are a go. {please ignore the pink legs, it was very cold at 9 am on the first Sunday of 2015}

So there we have it, my worries for the next few weeks for half marathon training. I think I just need to keep reminding myself that I signed up for this race to have fun. At the end of the day I don’t have any huge goals for this race. Worrying isn’t necessary as all I need to do is go and run in the beautiful county of Surrey and enjoy myself. If I do that then all will be well. Ignore other people, ignore my pace and the clock.

What races or fitness plans does everyone else have this year?

Laura xxx

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    How exciting! I am training for a 10km in July. it is going to be a huge challenge for me.

    • That’s exciting too. Good luck with your training. This feels like it’s going to be a huge challenge for me too. We’ll both be great though I’m sure. xx