...yes you read it right I have madly and foolishly entered myself into the London Marathon - and I have a confirmed charity place. More about that in a moment.
Went out at 7 30 this morning - for my 'long run' - sunday morning is my consolidation run of the previous weeks interval and stamina running. My plan is to extend by 10% each week. I am now up to 43 minutes. I am not fast approx one kilometre every 7 30 mins or so. but it feels like a sustainable speed. It was very hard - even at that time the heat was unbearable - more water next time - i also tried a berrocca from some else's bog - yuk.
So there we are my marathon training started - long way to go yet. I haven't really gone public yet - still absorbing the fact I have gone and signed up - I will be 50 next year and it felt like a suitable way to mark the occasion.
I have had advice from a few marathon runners - the main one being don't overtrain too early -Phew - just as well really. Whilst I would never have considered in my wildest dreams doing this - once i put my mind to something I am pretty determined.
so there we - just thought I would let you all know there this C25K has got me...
As for the rest of the day - alas I will miss the Murray final - as I will be at Powderham castle seeing Olly Murs with my son and his mate.
Happy Running everyone:-).