Half-marathon training update: 1 week to go!

Well that came around fast. Next Sunday is the Liverpool half marathon and so I wanted to give a quick update on training progress.

When I last posted, things were going nicely to plan. I’d run 90+km in January including a couple of 12-14km; however, hubris and an arbitrary target of hitting 100km/month struck and my calf muscle decided to stop further progress. Moo. Ironically, the damage was done on the day I posted about the decision to do this race.

February was frustrating. a few weeks of not much, then back on the bike, and its only been the last couple of weeks that have felt somewhat OK to run. Somewhat OK, in this case, means the run itself isn’t painful but the day after is a bit tricky. I’m going a bit slower too, but, hey, any time will be a PB!

In more positive news, 10km this week finally felt a bit more “normal” and my long run this weekend will hopefully be back to 10 miles. I’m convinced that adding distance will all be fine and that’s good as I now have my vest and number and will have to represent.

Support my selected charity, Northwest Cancer Research here. Many thanks to everyone who has already donated, it really is appreciated.

If you fancy supporting everyone in person next week, the route map is below.

Sunday 15th March, 9am start at Pierhead.