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!

Half marathon training 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.

Half Marathon Training - All Things Fitness - This and That Blog


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