My trainer of course tells me to just go for it. No need to be scared. I have the fitness base. Just commit.
I was talking to a mate of plumbing boy's a couple of weeks ago. He broke both bones in his lower leg above the ankle just over 12 months ago dirt bike riding with PB. 6 months on crutches, 9 months off work, 11 months before he got back on the bike. He was asking me how the last 10km fun run went & was most amused at me being disappointed I didn't make the time I wanted.
He used to run. That is something he can never do again. He said he used to just go for a 20km run & had often though of training for a marathon. He's disappointed he'll never have the choice to even try now. PB thought he'd had a few too many beers......
It got me thinking though. Fear really is the only thing holding me back. After chatting with my trainer & a few other people I finally decided last night that I would give it a go. Came home from my PT session went to register before I chickened out to find the bloody event has sold out. That was kind of symptomatic of my day. Everything I tried to do yesterday was fraught with obstacles.
So. I registered for the 10km & am hoping to get on the waiting list for the 1/2 marathon @ the Melbourne Marathon event in October. It's 8 weeks away & I settled on a training program last night with my PT & have my first long run tomorrow. I'll actually run less days than I have been for the past 4 months, but further on Saturdays & have 2 rest days instead of 1.
I've been doing a weekend 10km for the past 6 - 8 weeks so will be gradually increase that each week til the event. I'm planning on 12kms tomorrow provided we don't have gale force bloody winds. 3 laps of the Maribyrnong river loop. Then increase by 1km each week until the event.
If I don't get into the 1/2 marathon I'll run the 10km - all the events on the day finish at the MCG & you get to run a lap of the "hallowed" turf - and find another 1/2 to register for between now & Christmas I guess.
Wish me luck!!!