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Marathon Diaries: Weeks 1-3

I am running the London Marathon 2019 for homeless charity Shelter from the Storm. Please click here to find our more about the charity and to make a donation. As I said in my announcement post, I am not a runner. This is why I’ve had to start training as soon as possible, beginning with a 6 week training programme designed to get me running non-stop for 30 minutes. Here’s what the first 3 weeks looked like: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Monday Rest Rest Rest Tuesday Run 30 secs Walk 30 secs Repeat 20 times Run 2 mins Walk 2 mins Repeat 5 times Run 4 mins Walk 4 mins Repeat 4 times Wednesday Rest Rest Rest Thursday Run 1 min Walk 1 min Repeat 10 times Run 3 mins Walk 4 mins Repeat 4 times Run 5 mins Walk 5 mins Repeat 4 times Friday Rest Rest Rest…

Marathon Diaries: Training for The London Marathon 2019

As a child, I remember watching The London Marathon on TV and thinking one day, I’m going to do that.  I don’t know about you, but I say that a lot. Everyone has a bucket list, and despite ever-growing, mine still has plenty of unticked boxes! So three years ago, without any real thought other than the fact that I have always wanted to do it, I decided to apply for The London Marathon ballot. I truly underestimated how popular the event is, and how difficult it is to be offered a spot, and was disappointed when I was unsuccessful. I tried again the following year, but was also unsuccessful. Automatically, I applied again this year, not really thinking much of it. I figured I’d just keep applying until I eventually got a place, estimating that it might take another few years before I got lucky. I didn’t make a note of when the ballot…