Run, run, run – Two new goals achieved!

Goal – Run at least 10 miles before the Great North Run. COMPLETED!

I ran 10.2 miles yesterday evening in just under 1 hour 40 minutes which is amazing because I struggle to run well in the evening! I kept saying long and slow and it worked. I even managed to speed up towards the end of the run. I had thought about increasing the distance but thought I’d just speed up towards the end! Also pleased with 9.15 for the last full mile.

Hoping to do one more long run (8-10 miles) at the end of this week and then a few short runs next week as I don’t want to over do it before the Half Marathon on 7 September 2014.

Goal – Running races for Nigel – Enter another race (no. 4) in 2014 – COMPLETED!

In June I entered two race:
– the Great North 10k on 13 July,
– Great North Run Half Marathon on 7 September

In July, I entered the Gateshead Trail on 16 August.

Looking at my races recently, I realised I had no races after the GNR so I entered race number 4 – another 10k –  Kielder 10k in Northumberland on 4 October. I had always planned to a few races in 2014 but only want to book them in stages depending on my training.

Think I will keep that goal going and try and add another race before March 2015 or soon depending on training and race availabilty! Will it be a 10k or Half Marathon?

The Big Goal is a marathon before June 2015… which to me sounds scary and not achievable yet!  However I won’t start looking until after the Great North Run ….!

Running Races for Nigel (and Kidney Research UK) is letting me focus on something positive for my new life without Nigel. 💖


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