The Humber Bridge Half Marathon is less than 12 weeks away and I feel my training has been going well so far.
I’ve been gradually increasing my running distance each week, which has worked really well for me, and if the race were tomorrow, I feel I could confidently run it without stopping.
Thankfully, there’s still enough for me to work towards getting the best possible time, and also for others who are just looking to get around the course to get themselves prepared.
Overall my training has gone really well, although I have to admit I’ve sometimes struggled with motivation after work, especially when it has been wet and windy.
Thankfully though, my gym isn’t very far away and I’m only a mile away from my local beach, which has been a great help.
The part of my training I have enjoyed the least would be having to train on the treadmill.
Running on the treadmill isn’t something that I include in my weekly gym routine and it’s not something I’ve ever enjoyed. I much prefer running outside on the road or on the beach where the scenery changes. But the more I do each week on the treadmill, the easier it gets and the less boring it becomes!
This will be my first long distance run for over two years. I have previously run in the London Marathon, which was one of the most physically and mentally challenging things I’ve ever done.
The hard work and determination I put into that race has been replicated for this one, and I’m confident of getting a good time, hopefully around the two hour mark.
I’m really looking forward to running in the Humber Bridge Half Marathon, as I’ve heard a lot of great stories about the atmosphere and the comradery amongst the runners.
The event has a reputation for being a great, challenging sporting event which is competed in a fantastic spirit, so I’m delighted to be involved and part of team Hudgell Solicitors, who are sponsoring the Humber Half Marathon for the next three years, and looking for victory in the Corporate Team Challenge.
Runners can still sign up for the 2016 event. It costs £23 for UKA affiliated runners and £25 for unaffiliated runners to enter.
Go to www.humber-half.org.uk and sign up today.