Time to train

In just over 14 weeks I run my first half marathon and based on my current fitness this will be a huge challenge.

I tell myself that I’ve got plenty of time to train.

I construct elaborate training schedules.

‘It’s fine, you only need 12 weeks of proper training’, I tell myself.

And then I look at the plan and realise that in just four weeks I’m expected to be able to run 7-10 miles.

7-10 miles.

I can only just manage 4-5 miles comfortably and 6.2 (10k) at a push.

And every week the mileage increases and the long run distance gets longer.

In seven weeks my long run distance needs to be 10-12 miles.

And then I doubt myself.

I doubt my fitness.

I doubt my commitment.

I doubt my sanity.


I have 14 weeks to train for a half marathon and I’m wondering what I’ve let myself in for.



5 comments on “Time to train”
  1. Mohit says:

    All the best.
    Believe in yourself. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. acceptancewithalljoy says:

    Keep going girl, one run at a time:-) My goal to a 1/2 marathon in October with a couple ‘checkpoints’ before that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      I have a few 10k races along the way too. Hope your training goes well.


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