Just two months until Ironman Staffs 70.3 and three until the big one, Ironman UK. April has been the month I have been building up to since starting back in November, two marathons.
why did I decide to start running? what was my motivation and end goal from this. Kind of a constant moving goal and target but read on to see why first decided to put on my running shoes.
This is my write up of my experience running the 2018 Virgin London Marathon for the British Heart Foundation. I was running in memory of my mum who sadly passed away following a heart failure and never got to see me complete this journey.
12 months ago I ran my very first marathon in Paris. Today I ran marathon number 6 in Manchester with a more ambitious goal of running under 3hours 30 minutes. Coming just two weeks before the London Marathon, I have been in two minds about how to approach the Manchester Marathon all through training. In the end, I thought it was best to give 100% and just run it like any other race. Holding back can often result in injuries.
My forth Ironman training update, with just three more due until Ironman 70.3 Staffs and Ironman UK. The aim was to build on the strong finish to February.....
Here we go then, month three of Ironman training. This is starting to move along a little too fast for my liking, how can it be 5 months until Staffordshire?? Anyway, January went well up until the last week where I got ill and missed my 10k race, so can February get any worse? I have a half marathon planned for the end of the month and some big runs on the training plan as well as one week off work to smash out some serious bike miles.
My first proper race since the NYC marathon 4 months ago. Training has gone pretty well since, although all of that training has been endurance work in preparation for the Manchester & London marathon's in April. So the big question was, how is my half marathon pace looking? can I run close to my PB pace or have I lost some of that speed during the endurance training.