This is up there with one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever done but it doesn’t quite take the top spot! You don’t even want to imagine how silly I can be at times.
So as you all know I’ve been training for a half marathon for the last 12 weeks and have been documenting this weekly… Well as it turns out, I’m not actually running a half marathon in a weeks time!
What do you mean you’ve been training for a half marathon but you’re not actually running a half marathon? I know, I know.
It’s a 13.1km race (around 8 miles) not 13.1 miles (half marathon distance) and I only just realised this week. It also happened to be the day after the cut off for updating predicted times closed. So, for the first time I’ll be racing from the back as I’m registered as running 8 miles in 2 hours.
After a rocky training cycle, tears, tantrums and stressing about meeting the cut off time, I’m definitely well trained and I’m now going into the race with a much more relaxed demeanor. Having completed a number of 7 and 9 mile runs in training, I’m perfectly comfortable with the distance and a 2 hour cut off time is more than acceptable for an 8 mile race!
I am sorry to have deceived you all for the last 12 weeks, however I have actually put the work in and will actually be running a half at the end of May this year!
I may continue to write about my training weeks but I’m also considering doing another cycle of 100 days! Keep your eyes peeled to see what’s up next!