Where has the time gone?

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Where has the time gone??!! People keep asking me how my training’s going and I keep saying, ‘training? It’s ages away, I’ve not started yet’. Well I’ve got news for me, I’ve just looked at a calendar and it’s only 10 weeks away, eek! So yesterday I put the trainers on and did a comfy 5 miles. But that’s nothing new, I’ve been running for years, a couple of times a week. And last year, with that in mind, I rested on my laurels. Did a couple of 9 milers as we the date got nearer, feeling pretty good I was, then on the day itself I crumpled. Faced with a 2 miles gradual uphill at the end of the course I gave in and walked. Shame on me. I hated myself for it, and I managed to come in 3 minutes slower than the previous year.

 

So there you have it, I’m proclaiming here publically that I was rubbish last year and this year I’ll change my ways – if a little late!! I can’t stress enough the importance of a good training schedule, so I shall be doing a fast 4 miler on Friday and a steady 7 miles on Sunday and reporting back next week! 

 

If you’re in the grip of training fever good luck and make sure you’ve got good shoes!!

 

Rachel x

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