London Marathon 2012 Training Diary

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London Marathon 2012 Training Diary

A diary of my progress whist training for my first ever marathon - London 2012.

I decided to run the marathon to raise money for CLIC Sargent who have provided so much help and support for my sister in-law since she was diagnosed with Leukaemia in May 2010.

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A New Begining !

Well, it's been over 6 months since my last blog post and an awful lot has happened in that time. As some of you are aware, just before I started training for last years London Marathon my wife told me she wanted a divorce, so I've had a lot of stuff on...

A Weekend Away from it All !!

Well, I thought it was about time that I wrote another blog post as it's been ages since my last one. Last weekend I was away at Center Parcs near Longleat with a group of friends and their kids.  I had originally been invited earlier in the year but I ...

Down . . . But Not Out !!

I've had a terrible week due to all the personal issues I'm having at home, but I'm not going to bore everybody with all the details, along with post marathon knee niggles. I have desperately been trying to get back into my running as i don't want to lo...

Up and Running Again . . . I...

Today I finally managed to get out for my first run since the London Marathon after a week of sickness and a delayed recovery week . . . and I got soaked !! My bank holiday weekend has consisted of going to watch Ben (my eldest) play in a football match...

Marathon Weekend - A Race of ...

This post is a bit late as I‘ve been ill since returning from London but here’s my account of the Marathon weekend . . . be warned, it’s going to be a long read!  The run itself didn’t go completely to plan, but I’m not going to let that spoil what has ...

All Packed and Ready to Go !!!

Blimey, I can't believe it . . . it's really all happening this weekend and I'm going to run in the London Marathon !!! I've just finished packing and I can't believe how much kit I've needed to pack.  3 bags full to bursting and I can't even fit my big...

1 Week To Go and a Grand Nati...

Week 13 Session 1 - Recovery Run (3.5 Miles)Session 2 - Recovery Run (5.5 Miles)Session 3 - Progression Run (9 Miles - Last 4.5 miles @ Marathon Pace)Session 4 - 5 x 5 mins Thershold Intervals (7 Miles) Session 5 - Long Run (7 Miles)Well, this time next...

Lovin' the Taper . . . Even T...

Week 12, Session 1 - Recovery Run (3.5 Miles)Session 2 - Recovery Run (5 Miles)Session 3 - 5 x 5 mins Thershold Intervals (7 Miles)Session 4 - Recovery Run (3 Miles)Session 5 - Progression Run (11.5 Miles - Last 4.5 miles @ Marathon Pace)This was the f...

Last of the Long Runs . . . B...

Week 11 Session 4 - 3 x 3,2,1 mins Fartlek (7 Miles)Session 5 - Long Run (21 Miles) This weekend was a story of firsts and lasts.  On Saturday I had to run the first Fartlek session of the training program and on Sunday I ran the last really long run be...

A Trip to the Physio and a Bi...

Week 11 Session 1 - Recovery Run (3.5 Miles)Session 2 - Recovery Run (5 Miles)Session 3 - 3 x 10 mins Threshold Intervals (8 Miles)It's about time . . . for the first time in about 4 weeks I've found the time to get a mid-week blog entry sorted.  This ...

THE BIG ONE . . . and An Inju...

Week 10 Session 1 - Recovery Run - (3.5 Miles)Session 2 - 3 x 10 mins Threshold intervals (9.5 Miles) Session 3 - Missed Session  - (Recovery Run 5.5 Miles)   Session 4 - Progression Run (22 Miles - Last 8 miles @ Marathon Pace)Well, the past week cert...

Bye Bye Kenyan Hills !!!

Week 9, Session 1 - 3 x 8 mins Threshold Intervals (7 Miles)               Session 2 - Recovery Run (3.5 Miles)               Session 3 - 3 x 8 mins Kenyan Hills (7 Miles)                                       Session 4 - 6 x 3 mins 10K pace Intervals (...

Blisters and Sci-Fi !!!

Week 8, Session 1 - Recovery Run (4 Miles)               Session 2 - 3 x 15 Mins Marathon Pace Intervals (9.5 Miles)               Session 3 - Recovery Run (4 Miles)                                        Session 4 - Long Run (16.5 Miles)Another busy we...
Week 7, Session 1 - Recovery Run (4 Miles)                Session 2 - 4 x 5 Mins Threshold Intervals (6 Miles)                Session 3 - Recovery Run (3.5 Miles)                Session 4 - Race Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)                Session 5 - Reco...

Week 6 Training . . . DONE !!!

Week 6, Session 4 - Recovery Run - (4 Miles)                Session 5 - Progression Run (11.25 Miles - Last 4.25 miles HM Pace)What a great end to the week.  Both of my weekend runs were run in gorgeous conditions and on Sundays long run the weather was...

First Toe Nail Casualties of ...

Week 6, Session 1 - 6 x 5 mins Threshold Intervals (9 miles)                Session 2 - 30 mins Recovery Run (3.5 miles)                Session 3 - 5 x 5 mins Kenyan Hills (7 miles)Well I'm 6 weeks into the training program and the miles are coming thic...

Week 5 Training . . . DONE !!!

Week 5, Session 2 - 2 x 12 Mins Kenyan Hills - (6.5 Miles)               Session 3 - Recovery Run (5 Miles)               Session 4 - Long Run (14.5 Miles)After last weeks "Easy Week", the training program was certainly back into full swing this week.  ...

An Early Start . . . zzzzzzzzzz

Week 5, Session 1 - 5 x 5 mins Threshold Intervals (7.25 miles)Today was the first run that I had to re-schedule from my usual routine since starting my marathon training program.  I usually like to do my mid-week run's during my lunch break at work so ...

"Easy" Week . . . DONE !!!

Week 4, Session 1 - Recovery Run (4 Miles)                Session 2 - 3 x 5 Mins Threshold Intervals (6 Miles)                Session 3 - Recovery Run (4 Miles)                                         Session 4 - Long Run (9.5 Miles)Four weeks into my m...

Week 3 Training . . . DONE !!!

Week 3, Session 3 - Recovery Run (3.5 Miles)                Session 4 - Long Run (12.5 Miles)As usual, my Saturday morning was spent on the sidelines watching my 2 football mad boys at the soccer development center.  This week they both had training on ...

Quality Runs in Sub-Zero Temp...

Week 3, Session 1 - 4 x 6 mins Threshold Intervals (7 miles)                Session 2 - 2 x 10 mins Kenyan Hills (6 miles)Two quality sessions in perfect wintery sunshine so far this week.I thought Tuesday lunchtime's Threshold Interval session was goin...

Week 2 Training . . . DONE !!!

Week 2, Session 4 - Long Run (10.75 Miles)After a morning of doing a few chores and going for a short bike ride with the kids, I drove over to my Mum and Dad's with Kieran (my youngest son) and went for my Long Run from there.  I'd dropped Ben (my eldes...

Pushing a Bit Too hard

Week 2, Session 2 - 2 x 7 mins Kenyan Hills (5 miles)                Session 3 - Recovery Run (3.5 miles)Conditions for Thursday lunchtimes Kenyan Hills session were varied to say the least.  It was looking gorgeous outside when I looked out of the offi...

Rain, Rain and more Rain !!!

Week 2, Session 1 - 3 x 6 mins Threshold Intervals (6 miles)Well, I think I would've been better off wearing a wetsuit rather than my cycling and running gear today.  It was a miserable day.Even though I saw it was belting down with rain before I left t...