Last Sunday I reached the halfway point of my Unfashionable Cancer Marathon journey when I ran the Great Birmingham Run. It was my first half marathon distance and I ran every step of the 13.1 miles. Here's how it went; The week before race day I discovered a new ailment, Maranoia. I was terrified of getting ill or injuring myself before the big day and so virtually hibernated. I did risk attending my yoga class although I asked anyone with a cold to declare themselves and mo
Missfit has been running since 2004 but it's only been in the running business for a couple of years. Until that time the focus of my design work was entertainment incorporating pop fashion in all my creations. I was a keen runner at school progressing to county level and training with the local athletics club. My chosen distance was 800m so I was used to a fast pace twice around the track. When I laced up my trainers to run again, over 30 years had elapsed and belting around
This Sunday 15th October I will run in the Simply Health Great Birmingham Run. I’ve entered the half marathon distance and have run the 13.1 miles twice now. My training began when I entered back in April this year so I will have been preparing for 6 months.
During this time my running routine has consisted of training Tuesday’s and Thursdays when I’ll do between 3 and 4 miles each time. I’ve tried to treat the 5k (3.1 mile) runs as speed training and now average around 8.40