Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My biggest sporting challenge yet - 26.2miles

After some thought (okay, borderline procrastination) I looked at marathons around the time of the London race and made my choice to actually run one. I have selected the Milton Keynes marathon 2012. It is the inaugural Milton Keynes marathon, the course promises to be flat appears and based around stadiummk facilities.
Milton Keynes Marathon

Anyway I have decided it is time to have a go despite having once saying I would only ever run a marathon once if I want now to run a major city marathon (London, Berlin, Paris) I will have to run two!  I have started to plan training and approach, but any advice is more than welcome. So far I have gotten as far as...

  1. Fundraising - Since it was a charity page that helped me find the event I have been giving a lot of thought to a choice of charity and now have a shortlist in mind.
  2. Training - At the moment I plan to start a 16week program in early January giving me November and December to get back to some sculling and rowing training (or as I am now thinking of it 'strength training').
26.2 miles of running seems like an awfully long way right now and no doubt come January (training run one) it will seem that bit further. Any which way I will very definitely be "on the move" this Winter.


Anonymous said...

This is exciting news! It may seem daunting at first, but just take it one day at a time and one training run at a time and before you know it you will be crossing that finish line!

Taffi said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement. The scale hit me when I looked at the training plan totals for each week!

PS. Sorry it took a while for your comment to appear, it seems my blog settings were on 'moderate comments' (got spammed alot a couple of years back) - just unticked that box again :-)