training for a half marathon – week 8

Running shoes and clothesToday's long run was a good one; 18.5k of just running. Isn't that what I've been doing until now, on these runs? Running? Well, yes… and no. A lot of it has been fighting with myself, pushing myself harder, persuading myself I can do this, moaning about it all out loud or not, but not today. Today was just about the run. 

The main thing today was that I knew I could do it. I knew if I just kept going I'd get those Ks under my feet and that, my friends, is a great feeling! I'll still have 3km more to go on the actual day, but I know I can do it. And it's awesome!

This training is very different to my last one, where I really struggled through training, barely could get in the miles, needed energy gels on the last two training sessions and on the day, and really felt like running a half marathon was the hardest thing I'd ever do. I'm so glad I had the Lisbon Half Marathon already in the plans, otherwise I wouldn't have experienced this other side of it all, when training goes well and the runs are so much easier because of it.

I've finally setup my Just Giving page, this time for the British Heart Foundation, if you're kind enough to sponsor this adventure for an excellent cause! Thank you!

Weeks: 8 done (2 to go)
Mood: absolutely lovin' it!


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