In just 90 days, I’ll be taking on my biggest challenge ever! The London Marathon!
Having successfully completed two half marathons, a marathon just seemed like the next logical challenge.
I signed up for the London Marathon ballot, but sadly didn’t get a ballot place. However, I was very lucky that in April 2018 I found out that I had been successful in gaining a charity place with WellChild, The National Charity for Sick Children.
With a fundraising target of £1,600 and having to train properly for the marathon, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but what challenge ever is?
At the end of October 2018, just six months after accepting my charity place, I hit my fundraising target! I was over the moon and this meant that I could now focus 100% on my training.
Following a 30 week training plan by Hal Higdon, which I highly recommend, I can safely say that so far my training is going well.
It’s incredibly time consuming, especially now that the training runs are getting longer, but I’m 100% committed to the plan!
Monday is pump class (works the shoulders, back, arms, abs, legs and bum by using a barbell of varying weights).
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are running days.
Friday is barre class which is a mixture of ballet, yoga and pilates.
Saturday is my long run day.
Sunday is my one and only rest day.
As I love looking back at how far I have come I thought I’d share my training stats with you!
My first training run was on October 16th and was 3.1km!
Since then I’ve covered a total distance of 330 kilometres (205 miles). To put that into perspective, that’s the distance between Cardiff and Leeds. My longest run so far is 16.1km (10 miles).
I still have a long way to go, but I’m confident that by following my training plan and eating right etc, I’ll have a great time in London!
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