"} Get a life, Get active! By Fit Lesley: 4 Days to go until my first running event!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

4 Days to go until my first running event!

The Great North Run is on Sunday, and it's my first "serious" running event, my only other running experience is the 5K Race for Life which I did a couple of years ago without any training!

I started training for the GNR 17 weeks ago on the 22nd May and I struggled to complete my planned 3 mile run, having to walk in parts! At this point I was regretting entering on the spur of the moment!  However, determined to succeed in this challenge, I continued following my Runkeeper training plan and was pleasantly surprised that it did actually get easier! My initial goal was to finish in 2 hours 30 minutes, and then someone  commented that she had done it a couple of years ago and had put in more than a year of training and had finished in 2 hours 10 minutes!  Her expert opinion was I wouldn't be able to complete this challenge with only 4 months running behind me ...my goal immediately changed to completing within 2 hours 10 minutes!!!  This is a "HUGE ask"  for me to accomplish but I will get total satisfaction if I do!!!  (Not that I'm a competitive person or anything!!).

I have my race number, emergency numbers and timing tag organised, just need to decide on my gear and I'm good to go!

I feel I have tried my best and I have even turned tee-total for the past 3 weeks (another huge ask!) and what will be will be!! I will go on a nice slow 3 mile run tomorrow and then that will be it until Sunday!!!  Hopefully my legs will be fresh and eager to go after resting.

Nervous, excited, apprehensive, scared, motivated are just a few words to describe my feelings at the moment ...!

I will let you know how I get on after the event!

1 comment:

  1. good luck, im sure you will have enjoyed it come 2pm on sunday when you have a beer in your hand, 2hrs 12 i think for you, i said that before i read what youve put above but give it your best and "run for your life!!!!!" x