Challenge 6: Not only 10k but a trail run!
Never listen to me when I say I am not going to do something…especially when I am relatively vociferous about it!
It generally means that I am going to backtrack completely and change my mind!
This challenge is proof of that, it is also proof that I am easily influenced, don’t do my research and prone to biting off more than I can chew.
OK… the introduction may seem a tiny tiny bit over dramatic…but you have to bear 2 things in mind…
I can’t yet run 10k and this is on 27th April…in fact I can’t even continuously run 5k!
I have never run a trail run before!
I got completely carried away because a friend of mind Dan signed up for the 10 mile version of this race, skip read the information and signed up before I had second thoughts. Mainly because I thought it looked pretty!
I realise now that I completely misread the word “trail” as “train” which makes sense if you are local as there is a railway near here (but probably not actually in Angmering) called the Bluebell Railway. SO what I thought was a run on some paths near the bluebell railway…which must be quite flat…railways are generally flat in the UK… turned out to be a trail run that is described as undulating from the start!
Tough 10k!! Sting in the tail!! See the LEGO face above!!
So my challenge is to complete the run, to run as much of it as possible and I would really love not to come last…but am not holding my breath.
Of course I am not holding my breath…that really wouldn’t help!!
I have started preparations…I have found an app that is similar to the c25k but takes you from beginner to 10k in 14 weeks.
I have 11 weeks until the race. But I am fairly sure I am better than the run 1 min walk 1.5 min first weeks. So I am going to start on week 4 and see how I go!
Quite frankly I am terrified and I just want to make a good enough attempt at it that the race officials don’t have to wait for me before they close the course.
Ok…I am also quite looking forward to it and am pleased to have something to train for 😀
I will (of course) keep you posted on both training and the event!