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Hello everyone. I'm new here so if I put something in the wrong place etc I apologise! I also apologise for the length of my post.
I was hoping for some advice really - I've been running for a while but only in a twice-a-week-with-friend-gossiping-while-jogging sort of way until we decided to do a 10k in November and she mysteriously disappeared! I carried on training and did the 10k (appalling time though) and then went back to four to five miles twice a week.
Anyway, was roped in to a half marathon by another friend. Recently, so haven't had much time to train but the idea was that I could comfortably do six miles so increase by a mile a week and hey presto! A half marathon! I am running 3 or 4 times a week (sometimes substituting a long swim for a run).
Except that it snowed and then half melted and then froze solid for nearly two weeks. I ran in 2-3 inches of snow wearing yaktrax but only did six miles instead of the 9 I was supposed to be doing, and the week following that was impossible to run properly so my two shorter runs were slow and annoying. The next weekend's long run had to be done on a treadmill (never used on before). I only managed 7.7 miles which is where I was before the snow and it took me er... 1:50 (oh, that looks so bad when I write it down like that!).
Monday I managed 9 miles and decided that I hate running.
Anyhoo, all that was a ridiculously long prelude to my question - where did the fun go? What am I doing wrong and how the heck am I going to run 13 miles in less than four weeks?