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Great News - PD Nutrition is running the London Marathon on Sun 26th April 2015.
After the disappointment of "Getting Ironed". I set to on securing a charity place and what better charity to run for than Action Against Hunger. As the excitement begins to simmer gentle the work starts to raise £2000 for this cause. The training, the food I need to keep going and the fundraising are just a few things to think about but other aspects what colour will I dye my hair when I achieve my fundraising target and what flavour jelly babies do I prefer are other equally interesting questions.
So in order to keep me and other fellow marathon runners motivated I decided to keep a blog of the highs and lows of getting ready for a challenge of mine that was not a question of could I do it but when would I do it.
So as the training has commenced so has my blog, all that is left to start is the fundraising. I will leave you for today with the excitement of good things to come as success is all around. Well done on all those securing a place and Good Luck. Nov14
This time in 12 weeks I would have completed my first marathon and The Virgin London Marathon at that. As I reflect on my training to date. It is going well. I'm at 14 miles taking it up to 16 miles this week. With some difficult runs and I can't stop now or I will not get going again I remember what I have learnt so far. Training and planning is essential. One lonely long run wet right through to my knicker elastic (as my mum would say) a stranger tells me as I ran past "you must be crazy" I laughed happily and said yes I am! So with training plan completing my attention turns to the tapering plans as the marathon draws closer.
With training plans in place I have been experimenting with my diet. As a dietitian I have the information at my fingertips. I am working with carbohydrates, whole-grains and timings to ensure I can run. I am a porridge girl and I need to eat at least an hour before I run but the hunger I have after my long run sees me turning to cake, scones or crackers & hummus. A welcome reward.
As I continue to train and eat cake (a tasty spelt mixed fruit cake) I wish anyone working towards a challenge to keep going. The good experiences outweighs always. Feb 15.