Fit in my 40s: my half-marathon training’s run into trouble | Zoe Williams

A broken hand has forced me to change my regimen

• Fitness tips: training for a half-marathon

Everyone always says you need a goal in running, and that’s true. Also true: it has to be a significantly greater challenge than whatever went before. If you’ve already got to 5k, the likelihood is you could have sailed on to 7k. By this point, you’re effectively at a 10k, so even though you have never run one, this is an under-ambitious goal.

That was my thinking, when I decided to do a half-marathon. Bring me the head of something that feels impossible. But not, you know, a full marathon, because a friend who did one said, on nipple damage alone, she wouldn’t do it twice. A half, then. By early summer. I even had a training regimen all worked out: just run for one more minute each day, starting at 20 minutes, which is how long I could run continuously at the beginning. Within 90 days, I’d be at 110 minutes, which is 30 minutes shy of the average half-marathon time for a woman in her 30s. Obviously, there’s half an hour and a decade missing in these calculations, which I filed under “the magic that will happen”.

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