Where to start?

[This intro is quite old now. I have run many ultras now so the blog focus is more on what I am doing now that I am addicted to long distance running, but I’ll leave the old intro for historic reasons.]

Hello. This is a blog. My very first one. The idea here is to talk about running in general but more specifically about my training.
The plan is to go from being a happy half marathon runner to completing an ultra marathon.
From 21.1km to 50 miles. Hopefully in around nine months.

Here is where I am now. I am almost 40 and I’ve been running for around 6 years.
In 2014 I basically raced an half marathon (or 10 miles or 16 miles races) almost once a month and a couple of parkruns.

I have been mostly training three times a week, roughly running 50k per week. This is going to change!

As of today (20 August 2014) my PB’s are:

5k 18:30
10k 39:20
Half Marathon 1:22:54

Let’s see where the future takes me.

If you are really really interested in my progress you can follow me on twitter. I am @gigetto.

I am also a big fan of Strava.


UPDATE (29 Nov 2014): My new 5k PB is now 18:10
UPDATE (10 Apr 2015): My new 10k PB is 38:53

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