Can’t believe it. I have completed a whole week of running. For the first time in years I’ve been getting excited about going for my next run. I have taken inspiration from friend’s recent achievements and also, more importantly, from my wife.
She won’t know this, but all I really want to do is to make her proud. For years it’s always been a joke about how I never train properly. How I just “wing it”. I’m not going to deny it, that’s my style. I will never be a serious runner. I will never appear in a running magazine, galloping shirtless over jagged rocks. I still don’t understand what AA tempo run is. I can’t remember what fartlek means. And my running shoes are chosen by colour, not practicality.
This time I want to commit to a plan. I want to run the best race that I feel I can. The best race that my wife believe I can run. She’s always backed me and I know I frustrate her with my casual attitude. So here’s to week one. Just conditioning myself for now. Real sessions will start in a few weeks. Then I will be focusing on a sub 4 hour marathon.
By Brian Powlett
I'm an Ipswich JAFFA RC member who has been tapering since 2011. I race for fun, but rarely train. I'll pause to take a great selfie before I get that PB. Life's too short to run fast!