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One of the reasons I was keen to play football yesterday was because I’m running the Brighton half-marathon this coming Sunday. A combination of the awful weather and a dodgy ankle has rather stopped me from training for the half-marathon in any real sense and had yesterday’s game been called off, I would have been looking at attempting to run 13.1 miles on Sunday without having done any exercise at all in the preceding 4 weeks. Making it through 90 minutes without any issue yesterday gives me more confidence that I’ll make it through to the end of the half-marathon better than I managed last year’s Reading half-marathon.

I’ll be taking my own advice, for once, and taking it easy as regards the finishing time. I’m aiming to get round in about 2h30m, which should be perfectly doable if I don’t set off stupidly fast like I did in Reading last year. If that goes well, then I might contemplate aiming for 2h15m in Reading on 2 March. If I don’t come back to blog about my experience on Sunday or Monday, you know it went horribly wrong…