running

Time for a new running challenge

I need to try to mix up my running if I’m going to improve as I have a habit of just plodding along at the same pace no matter what type of training session I’m doing. Warm up, easy run, cool down, they all seem to be at the same pace.

So it’s time for a change, and a challenge, to kick start my running into action again.

I have the half marathon coming up in October and really want to aim for sub two hours. I know I’m going to have to put in the effort to get there so I’m figuring it’s better to make a start now and then I know I’ll have a better chance of reaching my goal.

But is starting now too soon…

I’m aiming to slowly start increasing my mileage so I’m thinking it shouldn’t be too much too soon. It should just be a gentle nudge in the right direction.

One of the members of This Mum Runs Cardiff posted in our Facebook page about Runr’s Miles for Mind challenge and I thought…Why not?

Miles for Mind…

The idea behind Miles for Mind is to raise money and awareness for mental health through running, which I think is an awesome idea. This year is only the second year it’s being run.

As someone who has struggled with my mental health and wellbeing at points it seems like the perfect challenge. Especially as I use my running to try to maintain my wellbeing and keep my mind balanced.

I’m challenging myself to complete 75 miles in May. There are 7 different distances to chose from.

It’s outside of my normal mileage so I’m pushing myself but it’s certainly reachable based on the mileage I’m doing now.

It’s really simple too.  All you need to do is enter and at the end of the month once you’ve shown Runr that you’ve completed your miles you get your medal.

The beauty of it is that’s it’s about the miles covered not the speed I’m going so even though there’s a medal at the end it’s quite different to anything I’ve done before.

My challenge is set…

Fancy joining in?

It’s for a great cause…

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If you’re interested in finding out more Runr’s website is here.

I’ll keep you updated on how I get on and I’d love to hear from you if you’re joining in too.

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