Well, I've very much enjoyed the Xmas and New Year holidays. I'm 3 weeks into my official 16-week training plan and all is going well so far. My longest weekend run to date is 14 miles (aiming for 15 today!). The Xmas holidays have provided lots of quality time to get out for training runs which has been great (fuelled by mince pies!). I've managed to meet up with Paris marathon training buddie Julia too. On Xmas Eve we did (along with our friends Katherine and Jamie) our traditional Xmas Eve run around QE park. We normally finish the run with a cup of tea and mince pie, but this year went for the more traditional McMuffin breakfast! haha!
On New Years Day myself, Katherine and Julia (and Marc who ran with Julia) entered the Bushy Park 5km Time Trail. Yes, it was at 9am on New Year's Day - madness. Beautiful course and perfect running conditions. So we started 2009 the way we meant to carry on! Katherine won the race! I was third in 21:19. Not a PB, but not bad for New Year's day and a hard week of training. Julia ran a PB which she was very pleased with!! I will carry on with the training schedule...XC race and 10km race in Glasgow to come next!