An (almost) naked Brighton Half Marathon


Just get up and run.
Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it. No pre-race faffing, night-before kit panic, pouring over training plans, nutrition strategy or pace plan. No training plan at all, in fact.

Just lay your kit out, wake up, eat breakfast and go run.

Last Sunday was the most relaxed I’ve ever been about a race, and conversely the least prepared. I started the year with three things to simultaneously train for throughout January and February – the half, my fight, and the Swimathon.

As you might’ve guessed from the lack of blog posts and swimming/running updates, life has taken over and priorities changed. My focus has been on the boxing, three or four sessions a week for the past five weeks, and I’ve thrown a few token runs in between.

Granted, those token runs have been of good quality – fast 10ks, parkruns and early morning interval sessions – but I never ran long, only running eight or so miles maybe once or twice in total.

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What do you think?