So it was pretty cold this morning and seeing as I have no idea of routes or distances up here in the country I did the easiest thing I could have done. I got my wife to simply drive me 8.5 miles away from the family home and I ran back.
I did a quick mobility warmup but it was really cold where I got dropped off so I needed to get moving as quickly as possible.
The first 40mins went by pretty quick but it became a little bit of a struggle after that. There were several long inclines along the route which added to the difficulty but it was a good run.
The last couple of miles my ankle started to give me a bit of trouble but nothing I can’t deal with.
My time was 1:06.11 which puts my mile pace at 7:47 which = 1/2 marathon time of 1:42 if I was to maintain the pace.
I’m sure that on the day I will be able to hold that pace if not faster when the adreline is flowing and there are thousands of others suffering along side me.
My goal for the half now is going to be sub 1:40 so fingers crossed.
3 weeks to go!!!