A real milestone….

Today a group of the runners from the group that I started just after Easter took part in the Worthing Running Sisters Christmas Cracker run. This is great because they have a 5k and 10k run at the same time so the slightly more adventurous in the group could run the 10k 🙂

Our first ever group member Judy ran the 10k, she was the only one in the group to do this so I ran with her the whole way talking gibberish half the way round with Judy trying so hard she couldn’t always reply ! This is a massive achievement for someone who couldn’t run at Easter this year to complete her first 10k in just over an hour, especially as the first half was running in to wind. I must admit I’m so proud of all our runners, turning up, giving it a go and they all made it to the finish 🙂 There was the incentive of mince pies…..

I have just finished putting my marathon training plan in to my calendar on Garmin Connect; it looks like a lot of running… I haven’t totalled it up yet so I’m not sure how many miles I will do, I may leave that as a nice surprise 🙂

I do have a target this year. Based on my half marathon time in theory I *should* be able to achieve a 4:03 marathon time but to be honest I do feel that is a bit optimistic so I’m aiming for 4:15 to 4:30 which based on past performance should be achievable. All I need to do is the training, especially the mid week pace runs which historically is something I’m quite bad at doing. Looks like I will have to program my Garmin to nag me !

I must admit it is a bit scary actually admitting what I want to achieve. It isn’t something I do that often but I do have this hidden ambition to run a sub 4hr marathon, maybe not next year but hopefully sometime soon after that 🙂

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