A third way in, a third done

I set myself a challenge, 2012 km in a year - a nice round 1250 miles.

That's 250 more miles than I've done in a year before...

And we're 4 months in so time for a review and a tally up...

It's been the finest 4 months running I think I've ever had.

The MadDog 10k took 2 min out of my PB for that distance

The Knowsley Harriers Saturday 5 km took 2 min out of my PB for that...

The day after that I took 5 min off my 25km PB

I've done 3 PB's for 5 miles taking a total of 5 min off...

My last long training run was a 15min pb over 20 miles

and last week I went out for what was going to be a gentle half marathon distance trot... The first half I barely looked at my watch and when I did I was running at PB pace... So may have decided that nothing ventured means nothing gained and took 6 min off that PB.  2:30:31 for a half marathon, is close (32s close) to a challenge I set myself years ago...

Throw in the insane delights of the Excalibur Marathon and all of the training; the runs, walks, gym work and the total for the year is looking is looking good - 721km, so just over the third of 2012 I need. That's 448 miles:-D

So, despite the scares following on from mis-measured MRIs, the lay offs due to colds and minor niggles (who would've thought that a cracked heel can be so painful) all is looking good for Belfast.

Someone asked me why I chose Belfast over another spring Marathon, and the answer is I don't know - I didn't get into London (again!), I've done Edinburgh and didn't fancy Manchester... Belfast is a city I love  and easy to get to.

So the carry-on bag is getting packed, the weather forecast being scanned, the just giving site being promoted (http://www.justgiving.com/fallotsrunner) and fingers crossed I'll be looking at another PB... But the main thing is to get around, and enjoy it...

TTFN

Paul



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