I am training to do the Cardiff half marathon in October. I signed up last October, having been inspired by two of my good friends running it then. I had to sign up then because a) if I hadn’t, I probably still wouldn’t have started training for it and b) I really need this long to get me ready!
So I’ve been running 3 times a week (apart from over Christmas, which is thoroughly excuseable, right?!) since. my longest run so far is 7km on Monday in 41 minutes, which I was overjoyed about. This morning I had to do my third run of the week after not getting round to it yesterday. I didn’t want to. But the hardest part of running is always putting your shoes on and getting out the door. So i did it. I ran 4km, which is a convenient distance for me, being from my door, round the block, and back to my door again. It took me 22m 30s, which i was pleased about. It seemed hard at the time, and my form wasn’t great, but at least i did it!
I am still very much a novice runner, still learning, so any comments or tips are very welcome!