From June 1st the full training starts! However, a few more challenges have come my way since my last blog. A foot injury hampered my training for a number of weeks and I have gone back to square one. This knocked my confidence substantially and I became a metaphorical ostrich! I well and truly buried my head in the sand, becoming more and more overwhelmed by the half-marathon.
Away from the black clouds, there is some good news! I have since met with Gary Williams (Fitness instructor) at Westgate. He has been totally superb, by not only setting a schedule for me to train but also helping with my confidence. Gary has even shown me how they can set the half-marathon route (including inclines) on the treadmill.
Having received this boost, I have also been encouraged by my mate Lewis of Brighton Indie band fame Half Hour Hotel who has joined me in the challenge! These shoots of positivity have been boosted furthermore by our new ‘Thursday lunchtime jog’ crew at work. This involves a route including Oaklands Park and gives me valuable time on my feet.
I almost felt like I couldn’t complete this challenge, especially by starting at square one again. But with the support of friends and Westgate, I’ve picked myself up and I am moving forward.
Chi Half Beginners Blog
This year the Chichester Half team are following the progress of three beginners, all with their own reasons for giving the Trundle their best shot.