Obligatory New Year post...

As the Earth has completed another orbit around a gaseous ball of fire, it must mean it's time to look forward to 2010, and knuckle down to my third attempt to run the London Marathon.

I've been laying the groundwork over the last couple of months with Sally but now my calendar says it's the same year as this marathon thing, it's time for the laser beam focus.

My knee is complaining, but holding in, thanks to some stretches that Sally found for me online - will post on them in future as they're both useful, and entertaining to watch!

My schedule for this week looks like this:

Mon: rest
Tues: 60 mins with 4x1 miles at threshold (which aint v quick)
Weds: easy 45 mins
Thurs: rest
Fri: 60 mins Fartlek
Sat: rest
Sun: 2 hrs 15 steady

As you can see, I've already come on a bit since the equivalent period last year when, looking back at old schedules, I seem to be fannying around not doing much. I also need to get the knee-preserving stretching sessions in there too, so it's a busy time for my poor neglected body.

The big test for me is how the knee holds up, and how knackered I get from lack of carbs. This isn't solely down to running, as I'm often cycling to work and back (22 mile round trip).

This is down to my previous car share getting a new job in the summer and no longer being able to drop me off within bus-able distance, and me choosing two wheels over four to get in. It also explains my infrequent posting these days as I tended to do a lot of writing on the bus!

So, I need to get my ass in gear and hunker down for a few months to get this marathon monkey off my back, so look forward to more inane ramblings and drivel from me as we head towards 25 April and another London Marathon.

1 comment:

  1. Sh*t a brick, if yr gonna post the training schedules I'd better start giving them a bit of thought.