I thought I'd mention that I started my GNR 2017 training today. Just two miles in 27 minutes which is a start. It's just faster than a quick walk so I did need to jog now and then. I only had my op on Sept 1st so thought I would give it a try.
It wasn't too bad really, mostly walking with the occasional job to keep within the time. I was only aware of a leak/dribble once and that was the first time I broke into a jog. After that I could prepare and tense myself a bit. A bit out of breath whilst jogging but being an ex-marathon runner, I know that as my fitness improves, it will get much easier.
I'm running this for Prostate Cancer UK and have received my pack and running vest. I hope to raise in excess of £300 but would really like to raise a lot more.
If anyone else is thinking of trying the Great North Run next September, now is the time to start training, especially if you have had the RP. If there is anyone who'd like to give it a go, it would be great if we could all run as a group. Please contact me if you'd like to run with me. As Del Trotter used to say, "Who dares, wins!", lol.
I'll keep you posted as to my progress but I've already made up my mind. I AM GOING TO DO IT!