I’ve been feeling a bit, well, I think nervous is the best way to describe it, lately. I’ve had 10 weeks out with injury, it’s only 16 weeks Sunday til VLM and I felt like I was too far behind in my training and too out of practice to be in the shape I want to be by the London Marathon. The only way to fix it was to go for a long run so I met up with Wanda from running club at 8am this morning. She’s a no-nonsense Scotswoman in her 60s, she sets a good consistent 12m mile pace and she doesn’t take any excuses, so I knew she would make me run more than I would if I went out on my own.
It worked, I’m back home now having run 6.11m – it took me 1 hr 12 mins which is not a bad time considering that’s my longest run since October. In fact, with that time on no training I reckon I could be looking at a PB when I do the Regents Park 10k in 2 week – woohoo! It also leaves me just 10.4 miles to do by midnight Saturday to bring my total for the year up to 500 miles.
Just a reminder Sunday 8th January will see me at Regents Park for the Mornington Chasers 10k (one of a series of 6 races). I’m being joined by fellow 2011 Janathoners Alma and Rachel, Louise and Shaz and of course our special guest Maggie travelling all the way from Manchester. Afterwards we will be going to a nice little cafe down the road for coffee and breakfast, so if you’re free – why not come along? We’re all diferent speeds so no matter what your ability you’ll be able to run with one of us, and it’s a very well organised race. Click here to enter online and I’ll see you there!