I've reluctantly signed up to run a half-marathon in September. Finding time to go out and run has been tough as of late and I've really dropped out of the habit of going. At the start of the year I was out there pounding the pavements 3-4 times a week but now I'm struggling to get myself out there more than once a week. The only thing that seems to get me out there is collection of personal stats, using something like Nike+ or Adidas Micoach on my Android mobile phone. It's nice to see if I'm making any progress but not getting out there as often as I would like means I tend to only go out running when I'm feeling a bit guilty for having a Mars Bar or something. I've got the date of the race coming up though and I'm starting to feel that I'm going to be getting out there a bit more.
I'm aiming for a sub-2hr time for my first half-marathon. It's going to be tough so I'll be going out again tomorrow morning and just building up the length of time my legs are out running. I'm only used to running 5-10km distances so building up to longer distances isn't something my knees are thanking me for! I'll try to post something about my runs from time to time or link to my Micoach or Nike+ data.