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I'm new to this forum, and thought that i'd say hi and post a new topic to get some advice as a starting point, and some motivation for the new me for 2014!
So last week, I entered my first race, but because of number of reasons (and excuses) I didn't train at all - and was disappointed at how unfit i've become.
This was a real eye opener for me, as back at school and college (s very long time ago), I was always a great runner. So this race last week has changed my mentality on fitness etc!
So, i've signed up for the Leeds half marathon in May next year, and then in September - I want to enter the Great North Run in September.
I've just been out to buy all of my new training gear (not allowed it until xmas!), but i'm really excited about getting fit.
A few general questions if you could help -
I'm starting my training on Tuesday, and will be running a minimum of 3 times per week. In last weeks' 10k, I completed the race in 1 hour 12mins , but I'm trying to not focus on this and instead, I'm aiming for 2 hours for the half marathons.
Do you think that 2 hours is a realistic target? I'd say i'm at an ideal weight for my height (123lbs and 5'4) And also - do you find that whilst also eating healthy that this will hep my training along the way? For the past 4 weeks I've been eating very healthy, and i'm feeling great for it.
If you have any tips (as I am a beginner), I welcome them
I'm using some training apps on my phone which have worked out a plan for me which look great.
Thanks in advance all, and sorry if you thought this was a pointless thread, i'm just excited to get started !