London Marathon Update

I thought I’d post an update for the followers and my sponsors for the London Marathon run.

Training has been ticking over nicely and the real marathon training will begin in January. I have been consistent so far with running regularly averaging around 20 miles a week with 3 sessions including a speed, steady and a long run. I have also been completing a monthly 10k time trial at the Olympic Park Winter Series. The month’s run was pretty good resulting in a 2min 31sec PB over the distance with 45:24 time. I think I’m in pretty distance run shape and the body should be in a position now to take some extra load. I will gradually add in another run each week and build this up to a 30 mile weekly total by the end of January.

Fundraising for the event and Place2Be (my chosen charity I work with) is going well. We have since held a Christmas Jumper day with all children in the school contributing 50p to wear their xmas jumpers. I have also run a Christmas Tombola stall at our fair. Currently fundraising stands at £682.45. This is a fantastic achievement so far and we are only in December so plenty of time left to raise much more. There are a few more fundraising events I have planned.

Weekly training sessions have included strength sessions and ensuring the legs are stretched and massaged regularly mainly to ward of tightness and injury. So far so good! Let’s hope this regime continues to reap the benefits.

I’ve entered a number of races leading up to the event also. These include the Hampton Court half, Winter Cancer 10k and The Big Half. I will carry on with the monthly 10k series at the Olympic Park too. So before I end the post, I want to say a big thanks to all those who have supported through sponsoring so far. I still have loads to target, although this will be after xmas now. Hope you all enjoy the festive season!