What race distance takes your fancy this year?

I’ve been contemplating what distance I want to concentrate on this year in my running.

It’s so tempting to aim for the big numbers again and try for a marathon or half. My husband always says to me that I must have forgotten the pain, and he goes on to remind me of when I crossed the finish line of my last marathon (Paris in 2006) I slurred in an exhausted state  that I was never doing another one and if I said I wanted to he had to remind me of what I had said. I take a deep breath and remember the training and the pain but then I remember that feeling of elation when I crossed the finish line.

If you haven’t done a marathon before then it is good to have done one. It’s bloody hard work but it is so worth it. I think my marathon running days are over and if you’ve been following my blog you will know that I have gone more for middle distance running over the last year or so and that’s what I will be doing for 2012 too.

I thought it would be handy to remind you of a previous post I wrote with some links in to some schedules for all distances that you might find useful as well as some links to some great books that give you the low down on running and have some schedules in the back.

A couple of books worth reading on running 

Complete book of Women’s Running by Claire Kowalchick               

Runners World produced a great book for beginners                           

There are others which I will list in the next few weeks but these are good for starters

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