MK Marathon Ambassador 2018 (Part Two)
Part Two of the MK Marathon Ambassador blogs for my running club. View original blog post here: MK Marathon Ambassador (Part Two)
So what now?
Well…I’m still behind in training even for a half. I’ve recently been looking at my training stats since I started running in 2015 (not that there’s a lot). I’ll be writing about this more in my personal blog. I realised that I’ve only really trained “properly” for one event – my first half marathon. And “properly” just means two mid week runs and a run at the weekend. For the three months leading up to that half I ran a total of 163.85km. I’ve no idea what this means, but it got me round a half marathon. So far this year I’ve run 135.69km. Poor. Between now and race day I’ve no idea what I’m going to be adding to this, but this is my plan until then (including this week):
My main focus is to get to 10 miles this weekend. If I can run 10 miles, I can run a half marathon. This is true of anyone.
The only other event between now and race day is the Aldbury 5. 5 miles. Trails. Big hill. Wonderful event. I did this last year. It was awful and awesome in equal measure. I’d recommend it to you all. Enter here: Come join me and listen to me curse the universe for having a vertical climb just as you start. (Just ask Coops). It really is a great event.
And then it’s the MK Marathon Weekend! Of course I will be doing the Rocket 5K the day before. I want that challenge medal. I would have been doing that even if I was doing the marathon. My 5K PB is still on that course from 2016. I want to beat it!
If you’ve not entered the events yet, why not?! Get involved! Enter here: . Places are going fast so enter now!
If you don’t fancy running, you can volunteer on the day. They still need help. Have a look here to register:
And if you don’t fancy doing either of those things, then come up to Milton Keynes anyway! It’s a great day out and there are LOADS of LFRs taking part in both the half marathon and the full marathon. It would be great for everyone running to see LFR support on the day.
So that’s me for now. I’m sure I’ll write about the event once it’s over. I’m gutted I’m not doing the marathon. I really am. Particularly seeing the amazing achievements of other club members completing theirs. I am in awe of their training, their running, their determination, their races. Well done, marathoners!
There’s only one thing I need to do now. Run. Just run.