Well, I guess I should train for this one, right? For those of you who have followed my running ventures and marathons in the past, you will know that I have a tendency to “forget to train”. Well this time that cannot happen! I have to cover all 4,200 miles before the middle of December before I head back to work to pay for this trip.
I will be posting training blogs here for you all to keep up to date with the progress on the run up to the start date. If you have any training tips, nutrition guides or PT advice then they will be very welcome! For now though, until the ice melts it is time to jump on the treadmill in my breaks at work and just keep running. The first challenge is to lose this extra winter weight that I have put on since my last hospital trip, 20kg you need to go. I would post a picture for you to use as a starting point of what an unhealthy 27 year old looks like, but I am worried that it might scare you, so here is a picture that can best describe how I am feeling (and probably looking like) right now!
So that is the first target, lose these extra Kilos and there the real hardcore training can begin. I am hoping to be able to cover between 30 and 40 miles everyday on the run, obviously this depends massively on the weather and terrain, but on nice flat days if i can get some extra mileage in to help push up those stormy hilly days it would be a huge bonus. In the month of April I have 3 races, a 50 mile, a 50km and the London Marathon, so I am hoping that I can loose a good portion by then, and that the races provide a good starting block for the “real training” to come.