Oo-er, the London Marathon is now less than 4 weeks away, which is terrifying and ridiculously exciting in equal measure.
I’ve spent a good deal of time reading through all of the articles on the Runner’s World website, from training advice to what I should eat on the day to reading people’s accounts of previous marathons to how tight I should tie my shoelaces…there is a LOT of advice available.
Training is going ok…I could probably have done more but I think I am on track-ish. I got some new shoes on Saturday (Mizuno Waverider 13’s for those who care about that sort of thing) and after a longish run (14.5 miles) yesterday I have to say my legs feel significantly less tired than they have done recently. Although who knows how much that is down to the shoes.
My two potential problem areas are my left knee and my right hip both of which get a bit sore after 12 miles but if the atmosphere on the day is anything like it was last year then I’m sure that’ll carry me through any temporary soreness.
I am itching to do it but also slightly terrified that my body will fall apart and i’ll hit then wall and then promptly soil myself. We shall have to wait and see!