I can hardly believe it has been a year since I ran the Brighton Marathon – a year since I have taken part in any race; or trained consistently.
With the exception of a few failed attempts at re-doing C25K and the odd run here and there, it seems that I’ve pretty much had a whole year off from running. To be fair though, I was a bit injured after the marathon and probably needed a proper break from training, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up.
On the contrary, after seeing all the happy finishers from this year’s Brighton Marathon, I’m more determined than ever to get back into training. And, with the South Coast Challenge 50K a whole 4 months away, I reckon I’ve got just about enough time to get myself ready.
Of course, I’m starting from scratch again, more or less, but frustrating as it is to not be able to run for long without a walk break, I’m determined to stick with it.
I’ve decided not to do C25K again though. Much as I like the structure of the whole thing, and even though I know it works, I need to start getting some long runs in as soon as possible – even if they do involve more walking than running.
Today though, was a short run on the treadmill. And yes, I had to have a couple of walk breaks, but that’s ok. It’s better than sitting on the couch and I know that I can build up fairly quickly again – the trick is to keep going and not to give up… not ever!
How’s your training going? Please share your thoughts in the comments.