The reality of the marathon is really beginning to dawn on me now and whilst I am excited for the day, the long training runs are not so thrilling. I am trying to vary my training routes and I know from experience that I run faster in urban environments than in parks so I've been exploring parts of London that I've not really visited before to entertain me whilst I run. The donations I've received so far have been a massive boost to my motivation and a real focus when my legs start to ache or boredom kicks in! I've been so touched by the messages from families that have suffered from PP and it makes me very proud to be running for such an important cause.
My weekly training plan focuses on a long run first thing on Saturday morning (this week will be 18 miles), a personal training session on Sunday morning concentrating on weights and interval training and then during the week I do a combination of running home from work and reformer pilates. Given my age and post baby body(!) my main goal during training is to strengthen and prevent against injury. My biggest fear is that I will get injured ahead of the big day so it has to be a slow and steady build up.
So for now it's four more weeks of 18 plus mile runs and then the slightly better phase of tapering my distance and carb loading can begin!
Thank you again to all those who have sponsored - it is truly appreciated.
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