Did I mention that I committed to the crazy idea of running the New York Marathon? We actually signed up and handed over the cash a few weeks ago. My heart rate went up a little just typing that sentence.
As part of the deal with Full Potential, the company we signed up with, a personalised training plan arrived in my inbox last week.
First on the schedule: run 60 minutes. I was very sceptical but I decided to give it a go. My chosen route was the usual park run but adding an extra 1 mile loop of the park took 53 minutes and was 7.2km.
Here I am towards the end in the park. I look a bit fierce but I was pretty happy with this one. I took it very slow and it didn't really hurt at all.
On Monday I did a threshold session. I can't say something like this yet without feeling a little bit silly.
Today I did a run in the park again. It was raining all week and I thought for sure it would be pissing down. Instead my dedication was rewarded with a beautiful day. Before I started running a day like this could have easily passed me by. By the afternoon it was stormy and raining. Its such a good feeling to get outside early in the morning.