My training session for the Tonbridge Half Marathon hasn't exactly got off to a flying start. You might even say that I've managed to go backwards! I did manage, as mentioned earlier this week, to get along to see some of the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon last Sunday. What I got out of that was that there was clearly a requirement for sheer dedication and determination and also the sense that there was much cammeraderie in the whole experience. This, I kidded myself, might well carry me along on the day. Then I remembered just how little excercise I've done in the last five years and just how much work I need to put in to get anywhere near the magic 2 hours mark. You see I'm very confident that I could walk it with very little training. So that means that I could do it tomorrow in well under 5 hours by walking at a fairly comfortable pace. Running some and walking some would almost certainly get that time down to three and a half. So the training is all about shaving off those one and a half hours to achive the target I've sort of set myelf. My schedule so far then:
Sunday: watched part of T. Wells Half M
Monday: had lay in as it was my first chance for weeks. Then spent about four hours clearing out my loft and taking most of it to the council dump.
Tuesday: at work, feeling a little cold and under the weather.
Thursday felt the urge to do some running but instead speed walked to work and then back again later. (A start possibly!)
Friday Big setback. Had a very dodgy tummy and felt terrible. Had the runs of a different kind! (Sorry but it's true.)
Saturday: Still feeling slightly dodgy so didn't even walk to work as I often do. Decided that my old moped needed a run out (and anyway it's much quicker and I was running late!)
Fortunately the race isn't until September; perhaps I should employ the services of a personal trainer. Waddaya think?...