Yesterday afternoon I was reading through some of the Janathon posts, taking note of the people training for their first marathons, like Sam at runliverpool and Emily at emilysrunningadventures. I experienced a sudden rush to the head and before I knew it I had entered the Loch Ness Marathon on the 29th September! Eeek!!
According to the website it is 34 weeks and 6 days away, so I have plenty of time for a gradual build up or alternatively, 30 weeks to forget it is happening followed by 4 weeks and 6 days of sheer panic! I’m determined to achieve the former so will need to find a few half marathons to run in the meantime.
I agreed to help a friend deliver leaflets for her business this afternoon, during the brief window offering the driest weather of the day. That meant a run this morning, I analysed the weather data minutely and delayed until 10:30 am. It paid off, the first mile or so was in heavy rain but it eased and was dry for the last 5 miles, part of it along the very swollen River Kelvin. 6.64 for miles my longest run this month.
(Last time I took a photo of a river I dropped my iPhone in it, oops! I was holding on very tightly today and a good step back from the edge!!).
Running – 56.09
Swimming – 2900 metres
Cycling – 9.6 miles
Core-Strengthening – 15 sessions