Since my epic journey at this year’s London Marathon, I admit that my training has solely consisted of lifting chocolate cake to my mouth and the only PBs I’ve been registering have correlated with my typing speed. Excuses, excuses, I know. But what better way to get back to clocking those miles than with the Nike British 10k? Exactly.
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With my entire RDC family getting ready for it, it’s been hard to sack off training. Reducing my runs from five, to three days a week, it would be fair to say that having completed a marathon, 6 miles and change (NEVER underestimate the .02!) is child’s play right?!
The first mile is still a struggle. My shins still complain, my ass still wobbles. More often than not, I want to quit and deliver myself to God in dri fit’s and Nike Frees. But for some reason, I keep on going.
What’s funny is that although most of my training runs (jogs) have been solo dolo, I feel like I have a little personal trainer because of Nike+. Being able to set targets, reminders and challenges, I find I’m being reminded to head put for a 5k that will put me ahead of Emily in Australia. And while myself and Em (cause we fam now!) have never met, Nike+ is a genius way of brining us street athletes together. Even if we literally are worlds apart.
If my stats are anything to go by, I should be on track for my dream PB that is a 10k in under 60minutes. My current is 1hr 2mins. While I cant admit to training my ass off (no really, its still there!) I can say that the road always has a few surprises, so as long as I get a medal, I’m HASHTAG WINNING!