Surrey Half Marathon - completed
So, with only 6 weeks remaining until the marathon, last weekend I tested myself with the Surrey Half in Woking. I was feeling pretty good through the week and having ran 16 miles on the Monday I knew I could do the distance. However, Sunday morning bright and early the butterflies started. Not sure why really, but I guess the buzz of race day always gets you.
It was a miserable day with the forecast of rain all morning, something I was not looking forward to. However, I prepped well; a nice hearty breakfast, a new rain jacket and pockets full of energy gels.
The race itself was great. I ran my own pace (although faster than my training runs) and just kept going through the rain. I took on plenty of water on the course and ate an energy gel every 40 mins which seamed to suit me. I finished with a time of 2hrs 11mins, a 10 min pb and 1hr 1min 10km which is also not much slower, I was really happy with that. Post race I recovered well and apart from a bit of stiffness I felt great. I even managed to cook a roast!
Next weekend my run increases to 18 miles which I am a little scared of but with only two more long runs I am nearly there!
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