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Firework’s, drink and sing song to see in the New Year being completed it’s now time to focus on the New Year and to have a think about what I want to achive this year with my running.

Having failed to meet my targets for running last year and have a real late surge after injury I am pretty pleased where I was towards the end with a 6 week pick me up to get back in shape for a half marathon in October which really did help me focus and proved how much I can get done if I put my mind to it. Now with London seeming a distant memory and injury seeming to be all forgotten I will reintroduce my plans for goals for this year.

5k – Under 20 min, 19 min would be ideal

10k – Low 40 mins

Half – In the 1hr 20 something band.

Not entering any full marathon’s, well that’s the plan so far, this year I am really going to try and focus on the above with the aim on getting to these goals by the end of the year!

Let’s see what happens and hoping that I can look back at this post with having achieved them.

Run on 2017 – See what I did there.

So with a Christmas works party being in London the night before, I take the opportunity to go for a nice run around London before heading back on the train.

This run was very nice indeed with the temp being perfect and not many being around at that time of the morning, a bonus in being able to re-run some of the Marathon route also.

Plus I was able to complete the 500 mile’s on these shoes and nice end to their service.

So due to this time of year and the fact I would be staying down for the night. I thought it would be ideal to combine a little run whilst being in London, plan was to run the finishing part of the marathon to see what the contrast would be like.

So during the works Christmas party I made sure not to go OTT and to get to bed early. This part of the plan worked and waking up at around 7am and getting ready also went well. What didn’t go well was getting a little lost and in the process ending up running 10k, but hey all part of the fun.

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As you can see I went a little lower than had planned but made it work back to the hotel and still got in the end part of the marathon which was the main goal, it was great to run in a different area and I also ran in my new Asics trainers which I will be using for the London Marathon aswell a win, win.

So with the entry into the London Marathon I have now set myself a target of being able to complete a Half marathon before the end of the year.

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I have also set a target time of 3 Hours 5 Minutes which mean I would then qualify for 2017 marathon, time will see if this is a little bit out of my reach but nothing like pushing yourself to see what your end result will be, I am hoping that I would be atleast under 4 hours!!

Ok it seems that when I have a long break, longer than say a day or 2 I feel a lot stronger when returning to the running.

Sometimes its not that I don’t want to run, just that life gets in the way sometimes and you have to adapt but when it does get in the way and I return to a run I really do feel stronger. Proves that a good rest is very good for recovery!

Ok so I had been reading about how different height of trainers can effect the achillies heel, as I had been getting a sore achillies heel over the last few months since getting the Cumulus running trainers, after walking or warming up the achillies didn’t hurt and so thought I would look into it, one of the causes could be due to not the right shoes or even lowering the height of them.

So I phone my local Sweatshop store where I had been gait analysed earlier in the year and after another session on the tread mill with a women who was really into I ended up having a new trainers for pronation and not neutral, also a size larger.

So with a only a few days to the 10k race I took a gamble and you know what it paid off, with a PB no less so I am very happy and very happy with the service I received from the shop!!