- Miles run: 50.55
- Number of runs: 10
- Races run: 0
- PBs set: 0
This is the first of a series of regular monthly updates to let you know how I’m getting on with Run Big Year. Of course Run Big Year doesn’t start properly until the first race on 2 April 2017 so this update is more to let you know what to expect from future updates than anything else.
I am relying on my trusted Garmin Forerunner 10 and Garmin Connect to record details of my runs. As such please prepare for future inaccuracies when I forget to charge my Garmin!
In my introduction I mentioned that I was looking to set some personal bests along the way. It is therefore worth noting what these are currently so that I can look back at the end of the whole thing and see how I did. I have included official race times where applicable, otherwise the information below is from my Personal Records section on Garmin Connect. Where these are official race times I have noted where the record was set:
- 1km – 4:26.00
- 1 mile – 7.47.7
- 5K – 25:17
- 10K – 51:11 – Cardiff 10k 11 September 2016
- Half Marathon – 1:55:09 – IAAF World Half Marathon Championship, Cardiff 26 March 2016
- Marathon – n/a
- Farthest – 13.24 miles
I should point out that the 1km and 1 mile times have been set during longer runs and as such there is considerable scope to improve these on shorter runs. I have also only run 10K and Half Marathon Road races so far – possibly I should look at fitting a 5k in at some point during Run Big Year. The farthest will of course need to nearly double if Run Big Year goes to plan!