Could you successfully run a half-marathon if you only had a month to train?
My June edition of Runner’s World says that I can – good thing it came when it did otherwise I would have had to live with that lingering self-doubt.
I woke up at 5:30 this morning convinced it was raining; having had one false start already and with exactly a month to train I dragged myself out of bed and hit the pavement.
It wasn’t a smooth run, I started a bit too fast and was rapidly tiring out, I slowed down coming back and tried to get my breathing under control.
I want to take it seriously this year and shave at least 10mins off last year’s time. It’s doesn’t make any sense to not train and do poorly, then I might as well just not run.
From the look of things I’ll probably do only one long weekend run, I’m hoping to walk the route but I’m not going to sweat it.
I think I’ll do well, I’ll be fine as long as I use the next four weeks wisely.