When your target is 42 km, half marathon becomes so easy!
After the trial run of 29 mins on 28 Sep my next training run was an hour on 3 Oct. Ran Waitakere Half Marathon on 9 Oct at 2:08, occasionally coughing and sniffing.
My system is still on recovery mode after the cold and chest infection. I'm still operating on sub 100% mode. Should I risk my health running while still recovering? Should I be running at all? Questions like this keep popping in my head. I just can't sit back and wait. I had to run that 21K on 9 Oct for confidence, and to test my level of fitness if I am to run the marathon on 30 Oct. I am pleased with the half marathon result. I was running at easy pace; didn't want to exhaust myself after not running for a few weeks.
This mental battle with sickness has now turned out to be another marathon I'm having to deal with. As I said in my last post - am I taking a calculated risk or am I being dumb by deciding to run despite my sickness? The answer is - I don't know. Time will tell. I shall find out by Oct 30. Until then, I will keep running.