Sunday, 25 April 2010

London Marathon & Week 1 Training

So now a full week after Brighton Marathon I am recovered bar the swelling on my right foot. Have managed 4 runs and 2 commutes to and from work. Totals are as follows:

Run -20 Miles Total (9.5 Miles longest run)
Bike - 31 Miles Total (8 Miles longest bike)
Swim - Zero not one length

Feeling good! The disappointment of the marathon has renewed my enthusiasm for training and so I have laid out my plans for success all the way to the Southend Half Marathon in June.

My most immediate target though is the BUPA 10K round the sights of London on the second Bank Holiday in May. Yes what an excellent way to spend a day off :-) Will be looking for a big PB hoping for sub 45min.

But enough of training, targets and tedious injuries this weekend was all about losing my spectating virginity. It was an experience, the atmosphere was incredible, and the sounds and colours of the marathon were something to behold. Was good to see Matty and Nick running well, along with a couple of celebs, I got a good look at Iwan Thomas. Big well done to Ross running a monster 3 hrs 7 mins at Stratford upon avon proving that London is not the only marathon this country organises. Also a big well done to Simone, so sorry we didn't get to see you.

The main conclusion from London though was that I am a runner and not a spectator I was itching to run the whole time and I'm too self conscious for the screaming and cheering. Unlike the brilliant nutty women on the wall at mile 6 they were machines!I relieved my pent up urge for a run on my return home and enjoyed a very pleasant 4 mile run in the evening sun.

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