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.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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