The loneliness of a (not so) long distance runner

26th April 2018

Many years ago I thought it would be a good idea, at the end of the cricket season, to run a half-marathon. It went reasonably well and I decided to have a go at a triathlon and that went well too. But that was over 20 years ago.

But I’ve decided to enter the Run for the 96 5K in Stanley Park on 12th May.
It’s only a 5K but it seemed like a good start to building my running up to a decent level. I’ve been back in the gym since February, have lost 22lbs and my aerobic fitness has improved significantly. But I only had four weeks to get to the running level I wanted to and that is proving to be a bit of a challenge.
It all started well enough with three good runs on the treadmill and two nice outdoor runs of just under 5K but in the last week it’s all gone south. Principally because other commitments have taken away time when I planned to train but also because the weather has not been conducive to running in the evenings after work.
So with 2 weeks and a day I have some serious training to do……. I’ll keep you posted.
 

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