Over the past 6 months I’ve become far too lazy and far too fat. I’ve come to realise that without a goal to aim for I end up getting this way.
So I’ve decided to sign up for the Causeway Coast Marathon in September – that’s 6 months away. I’d like to aim for a sub 5 hour time so the training isn’t just going to be about putting in the miles, but also upping my pace.
My fastest marathon to date (Amsterdam) was 4.30 with my 2 Belfast times in and around 5.15. I know this will be a tough ask but I want to aim for more than simply plodding along and finishing in 6 or 7 hours – I already know my body can plod.
I aim to document my journey on here and via my YouTube channel
So yesterday I decided to run to Wicken Fen – as you do.
First long run since July last year. Felt great to be out and I even surprised myself with how comfortable I felt. Looks like it was around 14.5 miles in total, including my first ever sub 2 hour half marathon. And there was cake !!! There ALWAYS has to be cake.
And Lo There Was Cake And It Was Most Pleasing
Boobs for the Next 10 Miles?
Also my first report on the new FujiRunner blog can be read here. Running, for me, is a fabulous way to discover photography locations. I plan to document some of my adventures on the FujiRunner blog.
I was out for a mid-week trail blast this week and given the beautiful Spring conditions decided to record a little video. As you can see I like to use my running as a recon. mission for future photography sessions.
Big changes since my last post. I won’t go into the details but you can read all about it here. As for my recovery and path back to some kind of fitness? Well it’s coming together, one day at a time. I’ll be updating my progress in more detail in the next week or so.
By the way, every time I slip on my Inov-8 Rocklites it’s like putting my feet inside two tubs of buttery runner’s goodness. That’s the best way to describe them. They are so so so dam comfortable. Certainly more comfortable than any road shoe I’ve ever worn. Can’t wait to really put these puppies through their paces this year.