I have spent so long training and thinking about the London Marathon 2016, what now?? Well, if you had asked me this question during my training for London, I would have immediately said, I want to train for a sub 2 hour half marathon in the Autumn. A half marathon training programme seemed much less time-consuming and I was kind of craving that around week 13 of 16.
So back to today. I still really want to get a sub 2 hour half marathon, but something keeps making me look at Autumn marathons too! Some of my club mates are running Bournemouth Marathon, my cousin is running Abingdon Marathon, and I know come the Autumn I’ll be jealous of everyone running marathons!
I signed up for Bournemouth immediately after completing London back in 2014, but didn’t end up running it. I just didn’t training for it. So would this happen again?
I find summer training really difficult, don’t get me wrong, I love running in the sun, but I just struggle to stick to a plan. Being a teacher means my routines go out the window for at least six weeks of the summer, and common sense would say this is an ideal time to train, as I have more time. But being away and in unfamiliar locations means I struggle to run long distances, being away from home and not having my running buddies, mean I end up skipping runs.
On the plus side, I am now part of a run club, so I know I would be running at least twice a week, and then I’m sure I’ll be enjoying some sunny long runs at the weekend. Decision, decision!!!
I sat down recently and wrote all the races that I have booked or was thinking of booking on a calendar. It worked out that I had a half marathon almost every weekend during October and the first half of November. Whoops! Luckily I hadn’t booked them all!
So what is next? In all honesty I’m still not too sure, I think I need to give it some more thought. Generally I want to get faster, and a better runner.
Hilariously, after writing this blog post, this arrived
So it looks like a 10K might be next! hehehe
What are your running plans? Next race?