I need a time machine
ACCORDING to my 2011 training plan, I ran 18 miles in 2:08 this time last year. On Sunday, I ran 17 in 2:15.
You don’t have to be my running satnav thingy to see that’s much slower, and with just over a month left until the first race my chances of getting anywhere near last year’s time are looking slim. And I really wanted to win the race this year.
To make matters worse, I’ve got about 68 persistent little injuries which make me unsure whether I should train or rest – though I usually choose to train because doing something is easier than doing nothing when you’re worried.
But no-one said this was going to be easy, and in fact the hard part is still to come, so I’ll just keeping putting one foot in front of the other and hoping my body follows.
The fundraising situation is much the same – but again all I can do is run as many errands as possible (though I now have about 15 seconds free time per week… anyone got any jobs that I can fit into that time?)
If anyone has a time-travelling DeLorean, a massive pile of money or a horse I can ride round the marathon courses, now’s the time to tell me…
Running total: £616.19