Well we are well into February now and I must say I am getting more excited and focused on the challenges ahead over the next few months.
January was a good start to the year although in the past couple of weeks I have struggled to balance my running with work as I have had to travel somewhat! This combiend with the snow/ice has also meant not doing hill repeats as I didn't want to risk breaking a leg if I fell on the way down.
Here are the numbers for January:
3 sessions missed
Over the last 3-4 months I have seen my training progress beyond anything I have done previously. The confidence I now have in my physical and mental approach has meant that 10-12 miles feel very comfortable. 3 months ago I would of struggled to do these distances at a decent pace. Looking forward I hope that the snow and ice have now gone for good and that weather will hopefully warm up a fair bit.
In the last 2 weeks my long runs have been 18 and 20 miles respectively. Hopefully I will be logging 2 more long runs in the 20-25 mile range before the Brighton Trail marathon. There are only 7 weeks until this. Cannot wait as the course has a lot of big hills.
Also I have a special challenge coming up but no details to be revealed as of yet except it will hopefully be a lot of fun with a great bunch of people!
In the meantime I must get out there this week and get back into the hill repeats. No excuses now!