It is hard to believe that it is now exactly two weeks till the start of 2019. This however also means that it is only two weeks till I start my challenge.
Part of me is looking forward to getting going on this challenge and eating into the miles. However, these is also a part of me that is still slightly apprehensive about the number of miles that I have ahead of me and how easy it is to get behind on this type of thing.
Having said this, I am now on holiday until the 2nd January. This means I have an opportunity to get in a lot of training sessions including some longer training sessions to build up my fitness and stamina.
I would say that these two weeks will also give me time to reduce my weight a bit but who am I kidding? with all the Christmas food around I will be lucky if I don’t put on a good few extra pounds. The chances of my actually losing any weight is pretty low I would think!
I am hoping that at some point in the next week I will feel up to doing my first 10 km run in about a year and half. I used to run this distance quite regularly but it has been a while so I have been building up to it slowly. I feel like I am getting close to being able to do that distance again even though I am still a long way off the pace that I used to be able to run at.
I think that longer distance runs will be the key to this challenge. Doing a few longer runs will give me the chance to take a few extra rest days and will also make up for any days where I am unable to run through either sickness or injury.
For this reason, I am planing to aim to take part in a couple of runs at the half marathon distance as well as a number of 10 km runs throughout the course of my challenge. I am hoping that I will be able to take part in my first ever half marathon in approximately May 2019.