Half Marathon Countdown

16days to go.

You know what, I am a little nervous. Actually I am really nervous and a little scared.

Half marathons (for first timers) sure know how to make the nerves suddenly appear. And with the Wimbledon one mentioning people should be hill training as the course has inclines, my knees are (in my mind) shaking a little.

You can partially see why people pull out at the last minute.

I know deep down I can do it though!

I’m running 10miles ish every week, and I’m training at the gym during the week – doing tempo runs and building overall fitness. It’s not just about how far you can run, you need to improve all over fitness (yes I was told this by a fitness instructor, not making things up as I go) and strength to limit the damage you could do to your body. Knees are always a bit of a tender point for me, so overall strength and muscle is important so I don’t do damage beyond repair stopping me from my other sporty life goals (so much to achieve!).

I’m ready for it, just about. Okay I do need to increase my distance, and I am hoping that the adrenaline on the day of my half marathon will push me further, but I have the drive needed! I have the push to reach my goal and raise money for a cause so close to heart (The Haemophilia Society – www.justgiving.com/Chloe-Hutchinson)

Saturday the big countdown begins. Two weeks to ensure I am fit enough and prepared mentally for this great achievement. Bring it on!

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4 Comments

  1. May 30, 2014 / 9:27 am

    Good luck. If you are running 10 already you will be fine. Enjoy it as it is something you will look back at with pride. Look forward to hearing how it goes Lucy

    • May 30, 2014 / 10:07 am

      Thank you Lucy! You brightened my morning. I will be so proud when I’ve done it – my longest run to date! Used to hate sport, that’s why it’s such a huge goal at the moment. I will be sure to write about how I find it – Hope you enjoy reading 🙂
      P.s. thanks for your comment. Love hearing from others 🙂

  2. Eric Hutchinson
    May 31, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Good luck Chloe! There are lots of genes going for you! I once trained on Iffley Road running track in Oxford (where Roger Bannister ran the first 4 minute mile). Your great grandfather was a brilliant school-cricketer–and your great Aunt June (my sister) has run many half and full marathons – including the New York marathon (twice) – so you will do well! Will support financially!!
    Love Grandpa xxxxx

    • June 2, 2014 / 8:23 am

      Hi Grandpa! I loved reading your comment, really made me smile. I didn’t realise we had so many sporty people in our family, and I didn’t know you used to run! Wonderful eye-opener! And for June running many half and full marathons – wow! Very jealous she ran the New York marathon. I have signed up for next year’s London Marathon, but I think the New York one needs to be on my list of achievements I want to accomplish in my lifetime. Thank you Grandpa, It’s always nice to hear that people are behind me and believe I can do this 🙂 I hope all is well with you!
      Love you lots, Chloe xxxxx

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