Today I acheived a new personal best at Brueton Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brueton/Results/LatestResults.aspx and am pretty chuffed! I definately felt faster at the time, and was really hopeful that id beaten my previous result of 32.25, but I actually shaved off a massive 1 minute 31 seconds, coming in with a result of 30 minutes and 54 seconds. I am now a very happy bunny!
Today was perfect weather for running, a really sunny morning, and quite mild – around 6 degrees, so definately felt good to be out in the sunshine and blow away the cobwebs!! I have been for 3 runs in the past week, 3 miles on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, so the extra training must really be starting to pay off. This afternoon its time to get back out the walking boots as seems a shame to waste the nice weather when 2moro’s forecast is rubbish! I’ve been running more than walking at the moment, and need to make sure im doing a bit of both, as whilst the running might be helping build up my general fitness, the walking is what iv actually got to train for - approx 8-9 hours of it a day in fact!!
I have been logging my training on Dailymile.com here http://www.dailymile.com/people/loosea#ref=tophd so please feel free to befriend me and follow my progress, having people to motivate and support me really helps my competitive streak so Im grateful for all help received!
The fundraising is going well, having now reached 70% of the target I set at the beginning of January. Tomorrow I am baking valentines cakes to sell to my friends and colleagues at Talis, hoping to raise some extra money to add to my total. Thanks again to everyone who has supported me thus far, if you havent already done so and would like to help, you can donate on my fundraising page here – www.justgiving.com/lccotterill