I’ve picked a goal race for Spring finally…. I’m going to be properly racing my first ever half marathon and aiming to beat my current PB of 1.52, and aiming to run at least sub 1.50 at the Bath half marathon in March.
I ran it back in 2012 as part of my training for the London Marathon, my music died at the start line and I struggled a lot throughout the 13.1 miles. I finished in 2.19.19 – my slowest half marathon to date. I’m excited to run the Bath Half again and smash it!
I’m a little sad that I don’t have a Spring marathon to train for, I would love to be taking to the streets of London (or BOSTON!) in April! However I’ve signed up for the Hampton Court Half marathon and the Berkhamstead 5 miler (new PB guaranteed as I’ve never raced this distance before!) to give me some fun and focus in the winter months. I’m also tempted to sign up for the IAAF World Half Marathon championships which are being held in Cardiff in 2016 and are open to the public as well as elites!
I’m not the best at running consistently or training when I don’t have anything to train for, so focusing on the 13.1 mile distance will be a fun challenge over the next few months. I’m lucky that I’ve somehow convinced coach Kerry to help with my plan again, plus I’ll be sharing a beginner’s half marathon plan that I’ve put together for some friends tackling their first half in the New Year.
I’ll be mixing my 3 times weekly runs with ClassPass classes (affiliate link- won’t cost you any more but I will get some £ towards my class fund!) plus I’m hoping to take on Barry’s Bootcamp Hell Week in Feb!
Loving this Reebok kit, especially the muscle tank- trying it out at Paola’s Body Barre TRX class.