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First a little background about me. I'm a healthy (but unfit) 25 year old female in a busy newly qualified teachers job. I decided last year that i had lost all sense of fitness (had an achilles injury a year and a half ago and just got lazy) and put on a bit of weight. I decided that 2013 was going to be the year i get fit and start running.
I've started a healthier eating plan which seems to be working and have also started running. I really would like to do something for charity this year, (a run) but am un decided as to which one the best one would be. Either the 10 k Bupa London on the 27th May, or the half marathon in October. There are pro's and con's of each. At the moment i'm making time for running and a bit of light resistance trainijg but with such a busy job that requires me to work evenings and weekends i am wondering if i am putting too much pressure on myself signing up for a run in May. I am a real beginner and will be training from absolutely no fitness.
What sways me towards a half marathon later in the year is that i'll have longer to train (albeit it being double the distance) and it would be much more of an achievement. I could take it a little slower to start with and then build up to running the half marathon slowly...
Thanks for any help - I'm confused!