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About me, running and my lifestyle change from 40 something size 20 and unfit, to 50 something size 12 half marathon runner. My training, lazy days, highs, doubts and all points in between.

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On the lookout for a training schedule

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I got out this morning after the rain and drizzle finished and found I had a good time. It's actually the right temperature for me, I'd planned to only do a couple of miles after a 40 length swim yesterday but got carried along and did 4 miles. It was surprisingly warm in my vest top and capri pants, I was also a bit late getting out to avoid the rain, so I missed my regular morning dog walking group that always give me a cheery wave and hello.

It's funny how you look forward to things like that, they are a bunch of 5-6 retired guys who obviously have morning dog walking duty.

Coming up to 20 weeks to race day I really think I need to make an effort to find a training schedule I like the look of.

I am sure someone will tell me I am doing it wrong, but I usually pick a 16 week schedule and start it around 20 weeks. That gives me chance to repeats some weeks if I have problems or want some time out for a barbeque and an opportunity to have a drink. Sunday morning runs at silly o'clock to avoid the heat make me a real party pooper in the summer, so I try to allow a bit of leeway for a party, or time for any niggles I might pick up to go away.

I've not set myself a target to run three times a week anyway, as I really have been lazy lately.

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Jenny lives in Peterborough and has run the Perkins Great Eastern Run every year since 2009 after discovering running later in life

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