- I started running seriously in June, aiming to finish the Great North Run in under 2:15
- I did a 10k on 14 July (i.e. after 6 weeks training) and completed in 1:03
- I finished the GNR in 2:13:44 :-)))))) I could have run it considerably faster, I'm guessing 5 minutes, if I'd pushed on a bit (I ran the last four miles at 9:40 pace - which would be a 2:06 race)
I'm now trying to set some objectives to keep me motivated over the next few months. I want my targets to be realistic so I'd really appreciate any opinions about whether I'm setting them too high. Any ideas for speed tests that I could perform now to see if these targets are realistic would also be useful.
Objective 1: Complete a 5k in less than 26:30 before end of June 2003.
Objective 2: Complete a half marathon in less than 2 hours before end of June 2003.
Objective 3: Complete a 10k in less than 50 minutes before the end of 2003.
What do you think?