The second incarnation of my blog
I’ve been injured for most of 2015 (it seems) and haven’t been able to run much over the past month due to a calf strain. However, I’d booked in for a half marathon a few months ago and was unsure whether I should even attempt it as I had only run over a hour a couple of times this year.
As part of a recent health check, I was given a 10 day gym pass, so I used one of the days earlier this week to run a slow 90 minutes on the treadmill to see how my body reacted. I was in some pain, but thought I was able to have a go at the longest run I’d ever attempted.
So today I left home at 6.30am and travelled via car, tube and foot to Hackney Marshes for the Vitality Hackney Half. I’m not sure how, but I got round the course in 1 hour, 55 minutes and 5 seconds. It was tough at the end, by at least I’ve ticked this one off the to do list.
Over 10,000 people took part in the warm spring sunshine and I was really pleased that there was plenty of local support along the route.
And now back to the Parkruns for a while until the next long race…