Am I ready to Run a Half Marathon?
Wednesday June 19, 2019 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Blogging | Leave Comments
Short answer is no. I’m planning to do something I have never done before. I set my sights on a mini-marathon in the fall. I ran ten miles once. More than 35 years ago. My feet really hurt afterwards and I vowed I would never run that far again. At the time, I was running cross country and regularly running 6 or more miles almost daily. I haven’t really been much of a runner for several years. Back in 2010 I started running regularly and worked my way up to 8 miles. I maintained that fitness level for about a year and since then I have gained almost 40 lbs. I have managed to lose 15 of that recently, but being almost 10 years older has really made a difference. I have been trying to run 3 days a week for the last six weeks or so, but my distance hasn’t improved all that much. I have two more weeks before I start the training plan in earnest. (more…)Read More