Who wouldn’t want a lovely run in the spring time?! Sign up for the Manchester Marathon. Our 1st ever at that distance. Lovely springtime April weather to run in, not to hot & not too cold, just about t-shirt weather. What people either forget, or don’t consider when signing up for these runs is that for the average person (us!) this training will take about 4-6 months. This means winter training!
We started our training in mid December when we got our Christmas presents early (TomTom Runner 2 music & cardio watches!!!), a few missed training days here & there for Christmas festivities but on the wagon now following a serious training programme with My Asics plan. However, we live in Manchester, and I know that in comparison to some parts of the world, our winters maybe a god send, but when you’re running 11miles in torrential downpour & hail it isn’t pleasant in any country!
The early morning dark runs, the late afternoon dark runs, feels like I need a head torch, a boat & some oars at times. The runs are becoming longer now & therefore so is the time, not being a fast runner (average 11-12min miles) means a 11mile run takes about 2hrs 15mins. Coming home tired, cold & soaked to the bone, ringing out socks & headbands or making wet footprints on the floorboards!
I do it because I am getting stronger! Getting those guns! 💪💪
I do it because I am getting faster! 6.5 mile run now faster than my 10km PB!
I do it because I want to be able to say ‘A marathon, I did that!’.
I do it because it’s only 26.2 miles…..& because 26.3miles would be crazy!!