Training log for the London Marathon 2014

With just over 5 weeks to go until the Virgin London Marathon, I thought it would be a good idea to post a few updates about how my training is progressing.

So last Sunday I decided to do an easy 21km/13.1 mile run (a half-marathon). This was a nice long run which I actually quite enjoyed, with plenty of energy left at the end!

run 1

I next ran two days later, managing to achieve a personal best of 46:36 for the 10k. I should mention that I am also running the Bupa 10k in May, and aiming for a sub-45 there.

run 2

I went for a mid-week run of 15km, keeping to a steady pace of just over 12km/h. This seems to be my ‘comfort zone’, but no doubt may have to bring this slightly down during the 42km marathon!

run 3

Going for a long weekend run seems to be the suitable plan of action, in no small part because weekdays are usually very busy. I went for a 25km run, keeping a relatively steady pace throughout, managing just under 2 hours and 11 minutes. The run was a little strenuous, which may have been down to the hot weather, which really is nothing to moan about!

run 4

I feel that recovery is going well. Within 24-36 hours, my legs felt absolutely fine after the previous 25km run. With the sun out, I went for a very comfortable 10k, taking longer strides and focussing on more of a hilly route.

run 5

So here are a few more runs from my training log in the weeks leading up to the marathon, including a personal best bald-marathon (21km) time of 1:44:29!

run 6

run 7

run 8

run 9

run 10

I will keep this post updated with most of my training runs leading up to the marathon!

If you have a moment, can you please visit my just giving page? I am running for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and would really appreciate your sponsorship. No amount is too small (or large!). πŸ™‚

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