In the back of my mind for a few weeks now has been a little thought. It’s been nagging away at me, and this morning on my long run it appeared in all its glory:
Why are you running another half marathon? You’ve done two already. Run a marathon! It’s only May and you’re already running 11 miles. Just do it!
It’s a fair point. So over breakfast I found myself searching for autumn marathons. Originally I had planned to do the half in October, then build up to a Spring marathon. But that means doing lots of long training runs over the winter, when it’s dark & cold. Why not do that over the summer instead? Much more pleasant! Then build on it over the winter.
Kinda makes sense, doesn’t it?
So here I am, sitting in the garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon, looking at the Loch Ness Marathon website. It’s on 24th September, still 19 weeks away.
Is that enough time to do it justice?