January is over and the miles are ramping up with 10 weeks to go until Brighton and 12 until London. The last 2 weekends have seen me clock runs of 17 and 18 miles, the first combined with a jog around Cardiff parkrun in the middle of the pack.
This weekend I reverted back to the customary parkrun on a Saturday morning followed by my long effort on the Sunday. It was a pretty uneventful outing (besides having to try and navigate the snow and ice covering some of the park), and I ran conservatively to finish in 19.08 and 11th place in the field of 208 runners.
Moving into February, the miles will continue to build, and I’ll be running in both the Wokingham and Tunbridge Wells half marathons which should give me a good idea of where I’m at fitness-wise at the moment. Obviously I’ll keep my legions of followers updated on here as soon as I can (Hi Mum and Katie).