Tomorrow, boys and girls, is December 1st. This means marathon training starts this month. And like last year, (although without the accompanying terror), I'm wayyyyy too excited to get stuck into some proper, structured winter running.
I can't wait to see my training plan from Run Lounge (do I go for beginner again or intermediate this time? I'm scared to do too much and risk injury).
I'm excited to shovel peanut butter on toast down at stupid o'clock and tape up my knees in prep for the slog ahead.
I'm excited to come back from the Sunday long run exhausted, drained and elated from what I've achieved, and jump (or strategically lower myself) into the hottest and bubbliest bath in the world before getting right on the legs-up-the-wall/ice/foam roll recovery.
Is it wrong to crave structure?
I'm gonna do all my strength and conditioning exercises, keep up the swimming and cycling as cross training and get right on the weights to build a faster, stronger me to reach that finish line at Brighton Marathon in April.
I'm definitely gonna get a PB (anywhere under 5:07) and will try my hardest not to bonk in the last few miles. In fact I'm gonna smash 5 hours and work bloody hard to get nearer 4:30-4:45.
I'm telling you now so I can't get out of it.
Brighton Marathon 2015, I'm coming to get you.
And when I'm done with you - Fort William, I'll see you in July.*
Anyone else about to start marathon training? Who's excited?!
Let's hear your goals...
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