So as the training has commenced so has my blog, all that is left to start is the fundraising. I will leave you for today with the excitement of good things to come as success is all around. Well done on all those securing a place and Good Luck. Nov14
This time in 12 weeks I would have completed my first marathon and The Virgin London Marathon at that. As I reflect on my training to date. It is going well. I’m at 14 miles taking it up to 16 miles this week. With some difficult runs and I can’t stop now or I will not get going again I remember what I have learnt so far. Training and planning is essential. One lonely long run wet right through to my knicker elastic (as my mum would say) a stranger tells me as I ran past “you must be crazy” I laughed happily and said yes I am! So with training plan completing my attention turns to the tapering plans as the marathon draws closer.
With training plans in place I have been experimenting with my diet. As a dietitian I have the information at my fingertips. I am working with carbohydrates, whole-grains and timings to ensure I can run. I am a porridge girl and I need to eat at least an hour before I run but the hunger I have after my long run sees me turning to cake, scones or crackers & hummus. A welcome reward.
As I continue to train and eat cake (a tasty spelt mixed fruit cake) I wish anyone working towards a challenge to keep going. The good experiences outweighs always. Feb 15.