So today I decided to take the leap and officially sign up for the Southampton Half Marathon. I’m nervous but also excited and looking forward to beating my existing personal best time.
I have done one half marathon before, the Silverstone half way back in 2012 (I think) and my time was embarrassingly shit, my training maxed out at 8 miles most of which was walked and I really didn’t prepare myself properly for my first proper long distance run.
Fast forward to 2017 and I feel my fitness is gradually improving, since returning from NYC at the end of May I have lost about half a stone mainly thought an improved diet and a huge increase in activity.
I am currently playing basketball 2/3 times a week plus running 1/2 times per week depending on basketball and the weather. I will also start putting gym sessions into the plan to include some weight and strength training. The basketball season starts in September so currently off-season training is helping and preparing for a strong season in 2017/18.
I hope that 2 training sessions a week plus consistent running and gym sessions will result in a much better half marathon time in the Southampton Half. I have always been pretty embarrassed by my previous time and really would love to clock in a reasonable time.
I am also running this event for charity and will post another update about that in the very near future.
Have you done a half before? What was your time? Would you do it again? Let me know in the comments.