Gloucester Half Marathon: Sunday 14th January
Mudrunner: Sunday 4th March
Ride London: 29th July
So the above is what is facing me this year so far. I’m sure I’ll set myself some more stuff to get my teeth into as the year goes. I’m pretty excited about it all. Its taken me a while to realise I’m very much a goal driven person. So the more stuff I set myself the harder I work. My training ethic has improved since the half marathon has been on the horizon and so I feel more ready for that. I still have a lot more to do with the bike and need to get out on there more as the Ride London is the biggy for me.
So this week is gearing up to my first ever Half Marathon, which I’m both nervous and excited about. It’s going to be a distance I’ve never covered before. That said I hit 11 miles on Friday so I’m confident I can hit the 13.2 miles needed to finish the race. I’m aiming to pace my self at 10 minutes a mile to start out and see how I go, but would like to come in under 2 Hours 15 Minutes.
Mudrunner is a bit harder to set a time. I just want to get round and enjoy that.
Ridelondon is a different kettle of fish. I’ve done a few 100 milers now. But never got a fast time. I’d love to hit about 6 Hours 30 minutes but to do that I will really have to push myself and don’t have a lot of time to train. But I want a goal thats going to stretch me, so thats what i’m going to look to do.
I’m hoping that if I enjoy the half I might yet sign up for some more runs. And I definately see a few more cycle events in the future.
So looking at last year distances the goals I want to do our:
Cycle: 2500 Miles to include 2 100 mile rides
Run: 750 Miles to include 2 half marathons.
So thats now out there on the tinterweb so hopefully that will be the thing that pushed me to actually go out and do it.
But the thing that will really push me to do it is to have people sponsor me: