In 2013 I ran the first York marathon. It was my first marathon too. After the marathon, I made some ambitious promises. Of course I’d keep running regularly. Of course I’d keep blogging, why wouldn’t I?
So, 7 months since my last post, here we are. I haven’t been running regularly and I certainly haven’t been blogging. In 2014 I’ve done Leeds and Sheffield Half Marathon in average times (for me) and some training runs, but nothing I’d describe as structured training.
But then (but then…..) dun dun duunnn…there was a little note in my diary on June 22nd that said ‘start marathon training’.
Yep, not only did I enter York again, it’s in just 4 months time.
So, running resumes and regular blogging resumes – every Wednesday, I promise.
This year I’m following the Women’s Running Improver Marathon Plan. It’s 4 months compared to the 6 month plan I followed last year and comes recommended by a runner I respect who blogs here. The plan will give me plenty of time to cross train (I’ve kept up the weights and am doing regular spin classes) and I hope to avoid the overuse pains I developed towards the end of my training last year.
I was thwarted on my first training run by the railway tunnel closure on Hob Moor (thanks, running gods!) but things can only improve from here.
See you on the streets.