Well, it is now just under 3 weeks until my next half marathon.
I am beginning to think that I may have been a bit over optimistic with my target of 2:15 based on the size of the hills involved in this one !
Someone very kindly sent me a link to the route http://connect.garmin.com/activity/110787087 and to me this looks hilly without any real flat sections at all. I have been doing as much of my training on the Downs as possible, so I have been running up and down hills but I’m not sure how much faster I can push myself on the day.
I completed a long training run of 13.7 mile this morning in 2:38. Yes, I was taking it fairly easy (is is called a long SLOW run for a reason !) but I still felt quite shattered at the end of it. Maybe if I can start getting the early nights that I keep promising myself that will help…. Hopefully the scenery will be quite nice, something to take my mind off how much I think this one might hurt..
Realistically if I can beat my time of 2:26:59 for the Steyning Stinger then I will be happy; I know I am faster now than I was then, in training in March I had been running 13.5 miles in 2:45…. ok, so I’m not THAT much faster…