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.
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.