Having ran the Rock n Roll Liverpool 5k and marathon in 2017 and really enjoying both races as well as scoring a PB in both, I wanted to return this year to have another go at the 5k and try to set a new half marathon PB.
12 months ago I ran my very first marathon in Paris. Today I ran marathon number 6 in Manchester with a more ambitious goal of running under 3hours 30 minutes. Coming just two weeks before the London Marathon, I have been in two minds about how to approach the Manchester Marathon all through training. In the end, I thought it was best to give 100% and just run it like any other race. Holding back can often result in injuries.
My first proper race since the NYC marathon 4 months ago. Training has gone pretty well since, although all of that training has been endurance work in preparation for the Manchester & London marathon's in April. So the big question was, how is my half marathon pace looking? can I run close to my PB pace or have I lost some of that speed during the endurance training.
This is my review of how things went for me during 2017. This was my second year of running, but really the first year where I actually had some structure to it.
My 2nd half marathon of the year and second time running this race. With just one week until the Berlin marathon I was in two minds about how to run this one, should I go for a PB or play it safe and run slow with Berlin in mind.
Now 75 days into the 150 day Run Streak, have a read on how I have been getting on and the challenges faced so far.
Another week, another 10k and another PB. Running closer to home this week in the Alderley Edge 10k, the weather conditions were a little warmer and a little breezy but the course looked pretty flat.