(Blackpool Half-Marathon training 2019)
Sunday 14 October 2018
My arms are shaking slightly as I type this. The first part of today’s training was a straightforward upper-body weights session. As the gym was really quiet this afternoon I managed to keep my heart rate up as I moved from weight to weight. Result: shaking, aching arms.
Then it was a quick drive home to take the dog round the park for another brisk walk. After a windy and wet few days it was great to march round with the sun out. Poppy enjoyed going for a swim and I enjoyed reflecting on the fact that so many people that I know had successful days out racing. The great thing about running is the fact that it is possible to be motivated by the success of others, even when you can’t currently run a single step.