Half Marathon Blues

Sunday 10th February 2019

Although I had been looking forward to this run as I like to push myself, I planned to take it easier as my last run was Tuesday.

I have no problem with easy runs, I can put my music on or a listen to a podcast and just get lost in thought. I do however find it frustrating when I struggle to do anything BUT an easy pace, I know I missed a few days of training but my legs got pretty tired very quick. At around the 6 mile mark my brain was suggesting quitting and going home but I just kept thinking “just 1 more lap”.

A few miles into my run the top of my right foot started to hurt, I googled it when I got home and I was told that it was due to having my trainers too tight. I have been tightening my trainers more recently as I have been getting sore toes from having my trainers too loose, Catch 22??? lol

I will change back to my road trainers now anyway as my trail trainers are wearing too much on one side now, I need to save up for new trainers.

My legs were stiff when I got home and actually I think my legs were better after my Marathon last year than this Half Marathon, I did leave me feeling a bit down to have such a slow run but I was pleased I completed the distance.

I did managed to try out my new action camera – A Kitvision escape 4kw, I had this strapped to my chest in the hope of getting some good footage. The quality of the video was great, not jumpy like my last camera but unfortunately for me I recorded the footage in slow motion and I recorded the pavement the whole time as I did not have the camera pointed up high enough. Next time 🙂

I used the RunGo App again today, I did not play any music so I can hear the directions and boy did I hear them, I am running in the dark through wooded area when suddenly the app would scream into life to give me a mile update or directions, I jumped ten feet every flaming time, I even jumped when I was expecting the voice (100 yards before due to make a turn). I could have turned the volume down but I was so pleased to hear it clearly that I left it at max, I love that app, well worth the money.

  • Distance

    13.10 mi

  • Pace

    10:07 /mi

  • Time

    2h 12m


No run today

Thursday 7th January 2017

Well I could not get out for a run today, well in fact my last run was Tuesday, Yesterday I felt a little run down (had a broken sleep yet again) so I took a break from training for the day.

Today I woke up and had my usual breakfast, I got ready for my run and then found out my son is unwell.

For those who don’t know my son is having treatment for the 2nd time for cancer (Leukaemia), fortunately he is cancer free again and he is on the last block of treatment, however any sickness with him causes huge panic in this house.

My son has been feeling rough since early this morning and was too unwell to go into hospital for his treatment, We think it’s just a bug but we have been in touch with his wonderful nurse at The Royal Marsden Hospital, If he gets any worse I will have to bring him to the A&E but hopefully he will sleep it off and be better in the morning or at least be well enough to get his treatment. I will have to see how he is in the morning and call The Royal Marsden early to see what they want me to do.

We are so lucky that we have the support of such a wonderful hospital and staff, they have supported us so much over the past 3 years.

Well its time to go to work, Have a good night all.