I often tell my athletes that they can plan and prepare for their key events as much as they like; there are still dozens of uncontrollable variables which could stop them getting what they want.
And so it came to pass…
I planned and trained and prepared and warmed-up and… Reading Half Marathon did not go to plan. I’ve had a steaming cold since, which may explain it!
Still, back up and at ’em. I’m far too experienced to let one set-back get me down. When I’m well, I’ll be back to training and looking towards the next challenge (a 16-miler on 7th April, as it happens – I’ve never run that far!).