Moving on and my future running plans

Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and to comment on my last post. Your comments really did help loads. I’m now feeling more positive about the future and about my new job.

As my mentor once said:

“Forget past. Focus on the future. Aim to do the best at whatever comes along.”

Now all I need to do is to find somewhere to live…I’m trying not to let the fact I could be living in a tent next month stress me out. Fingers crossed someone responds to my Spare Room messages and I find somewhere to live sooner rather than later!

Although I haven’t blogged very much recently, I’ve been running 3-4 times a week. My Garmin is still ‘playing up’ so I’ve not been able to record all of my runs. For a statistics and numbers geek, I think that I’ve coped reasonably well.


My next target race is the Cambridge Half Marathon in March. After my last half marathon attempt didn’t go to plan, I got my old running coach who knows I have incredibly fragile feet and a temperamental right knee, to write me a training plan.

My new and improved half marathon training plan contains a few quite challenging looking speed sessions. I’m hoping that I don’t fall to pieces. It also includes strength and conditioning sessions and cross training. I can’t wait to get started later this month.

I know that I sound like a repetitive, broken record but I’m determined to complete the Cambridge Half Marathon without walking. I don’t care how slow my time is, I just want to run the 13.1 miles. I’m hoping that running somewhere completely different will help as I like having ‘stuff’ to distract me while I’m running.

I’m thinking about writing weekly training updates again. I know that a few people find training updates slightly dull, but I’ll admit that I’m quite nosey and enjoy reading about the trials and tribulations of training for long distance races. I also need to get back my writing mojo back ASAP before I start my new job.


6 thoughts on “Moving on and my future running plans

  1. AnnaTheApple says:

    Fingers crossed you find somewhere to live. I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better about things though.
    Ahh amazing – starting a new training cycle will be great. I did enjoy reading your posts 🙂


    • Emma says:

      Thanks Anna. I *think* I’ve now found a couple of places. I’ve just got to arrange a trip down to Wallingford to check out the rooms. I can’t wait to start my new training plan. Thanks for the positive feedback. I enjoy writing my training review posts so I’m looking forward to getting started. I just need the snow and ice to disappear ASAP!

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  2. Maria @ Maria Runs says:

    I look forward to seeing your training cycle- I used to follow plans but now just make things up as I go along (and maybe map out the length of the long runs each week)- it would be good to see how a structured one works.
    Good luck with finding a room, I’m sure it will work out.


    • Emma says:

      Thanks Maria. I have a feeling I’m going to be switching some of the training runs around and will be completing my longer runs in the week. I’ve had a look at the roads in and around Wallingford and have noticed a lack of pavements and streetlights. Much as I currently dislike running on dreadmills, I don’t want to risk getting lost/squashed by a car. I think I’ve now found a room, I’m just waiting for someone to email me a few photos.


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