Saturday, August 27, 2005
Running On Full
Posts have been a bit scarce for the last few months. I've been working double time on two jobs at once. I thought I'd worked hard before, but doing 2 full time roles at once has proved a challenge. I'm not complaining though, they're both fun but with long hours coupled with a distance location and a lack of net access after hours, it's been difficult to get posts together. On top of that I've been trying to get in shape for a bit of running that's coming up. This week, I signed up for the Great North Run (September 18th), thanks to a friend who is far better connected than I am. Also, I have the RunLondon 10k and also a Clapham Common 10k in October. This is all designed to get me in better shape for next April's London Marathon when I'm targetting 3h 45 or so - about an hour faster than I ran this year. Nothing like setting a difficult target, but what's the fun if I don't make it interesting. Since my shin splint problems I've been putting in mostly 5k runs, trying to get round them and I think I've sorted that now. Last week I put my first 10k in, this week I put a 15k in. Next week I plan 20k and then some lighter runs before I do the Great North Run - apparently it's the biggest half marathon in the world with something like 47,000 runners (that's not a typo). I do have two long posts in preparation though, the first (and nearest to ready) is a 10 year look back on e-government, the second is something entitled "The Real Windows Tax." I'm determined to get at least one of those out this bank holiday weekend.
Posted by Alan at Saturday, August 27, 2005