I’m training for the marathon. I’ve decided.
After the amazing turn out (38000 runners) in the London marathon on the 28th of April, I was inspired to join up.
Why not? I Love running, I run a few times a week, I’d like to sign up to it for 2016, so that’s what I’ll do.Ever since I can remember I have always had a fascination with the marathon, people paying to get crammed into a relatively small street to run for a ridiculous amount of time. We’d have breakfast and they were running, we’d have lunch and they were still running, as a child it seemed supernatural.
A feat of human engineering, I think that’s why I’m so passionate about wanting to do it, I’m too stubborn, I love a challenge and I know that If I can have the strength to complete it, I can have the strength to do anything.
I’m currently signed up to the September 8 mile run and the October half marathon in Birmingham, who knows how well I’ll do, but at least I’m trying.At the moment I’m currently running 18 miles a week ( I started off at 10.3, then 12.6 and now 18 miles!) So more training is definitely needed to compete with the best runners in the country for next year.
I will gradually increase my #runforfun jogs up to 28 miles a week by next week, as follows:
- Monday 2 sessions of 2 miles
- Tuesday 2 sessions of 2 miles
- Wednesday 1 session of 4 miles
- Thursday Strength training (recovery)
- Friday 1 session of 6 miles
- Saturday 1 session of 2 miles and Strength training
- Sunday 8 miles.