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Looking for some words of support. I have my first 10k tomorrow at 40 years old and I'm big and slow. Although I'd lived a very different lifestyle compared to the keep fit brigade for most of my life, enjoying most vices for many years, my training plan was going ok and I'd got to the stage of managing to plod about 7.5k three weeks ago before being struck down with a truly horrible chest infection.
I've since mainly recovered but only in time for a 5k jog on Tuesday (35 minutes including 2 x coughing fits and 1 x vomit - nice!) and 5k on Thursday morning (33 minutes no coughing fits, felt great afterwards).
Virtually everyone I know knows I'm doing this run (St. Helens 10k) and I've raised over £400 for charity as I originally wanted to put myself in a position to not be able to back out. Plenty of mates ribbed me from the start - 'you'll never do it' etc. I was feeling fine about it before I got ill but now all my confidence has gone and I'm worried I'll fail or make a fool of myself in some way - wish I'd kept my mouth shut in the first place. If I can plod 5-6k now, will I make it? Please help!