The Great Cumbrian Run is getting closer and closer! Who has signed up? I have and I can proudly say that it will be my first half marathon. I would consider myself a novice runner so I will be training hard for the race and using this page as a blog of all my efforts. You can follow me on Strava (to the right –>) and be sure to bookmark the website!
So I started the month slow, but that’s ok. I have plenty of time to get a training routine going. I’ve been getting back down to parkrun on weekends when I’m not working, and have also been training with the University crew. I actually managed to set a new PB at the 5K parkrun of 23:50, but I forgot to bring my barcode so unfortunately didn’t get an official time. You can however check out my result on Strava on the right of the page (04/06/16).
Early June also saw me going on holiday to Amsterdam for a week, and forgive me but my running shoes didn’t make in into my travel bag! It’s ok though, on return I managed to get out on a longer, slower run to get some miles under my belt. I ran part of the Cumbrian Run route and with some encouragement from a friend I managed 11 miles, albeit at quite a slow pace! (11/06/16)
Later in the month saw me run my first ever trail run! The Muckletoon 10K. I thoroughly enjoyed the run, which took the participants around Langholm and up and down some pretty steep hills. I have to admit I had to walk up one hill as it was so steep, although I still finished in 30th place (of 86) with a gun time of 57:57 (18/06/16).
Muckletoon 10K Results
Towards the end of the month I’ve been working away in Harrogate and Glastonbury! I managed to get my tourist legs down to the parkrun in Harrogate for the 5k (no barcode yet again!). It was quite a lot different to Carlisle’s parkrun, there was over 400 people in attendance! However, it was a scorching morning, and I only managed a time of 24:50 – not great! (25/06/16). While in Glastonbury, I thought I would try a negative split – where you run the second half of your workout faster than your first half. It was successful, however I think I may have got the pacing all wrong, as I could have run a bit harder on both sections (29/06/16).