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Wokingham Half Marathon...

katywalkerby katywalkerFeb 10th 2013
...Today I will bask in the sunshine of my mini achievement knowing that tomorrow the REAL work begins...

Wokingham Half Marathon today and with freezing conditions and pouring rain, I thought I'd be in for a challenge!! The game plan... Run 11.5kmh...no more, no less! And that's what I did... Apart from stopping four times to tie my unruly shoe lace...oh! and the stop to get my gel which had managed to wedge itself into my pocket...all went to plan!! Ran the first 8 miles with a friend, which was great and whilst any glimmer of conversation was replaced with concentration and the odd grunt, just having someone beside you makes all the difference.

I ran wearing a bin bag, which I only parted with at mile 12, and it was purely vanity the led me to remove it.

The hard work is paying off for sure! Knocked 7/8 mins off my half marathon pb! So delighted!!! But let's be honest 1:51 isn't yet reaching a time I can truly be proud of, so lets keep pushing!

15 weeks ago, when I started my blog I set some targets... Today, I passed milestone #1 but with sub 1:45 in my minds eye for this year, the chase remains on!!
sarahleonardby member: sarahleonard, Feb 11th 2013 16:01
Ha ha, I ran a quarter of Florence marathon wearing a bin bag too. After I parted with it I seriously regretted my decision and I was scouring the streets for other disguarded bags but alas I had to freeze the rest of the way instead!
 
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