8 years trying to get in to the london marathon!

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Andy Morris

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8 years trying to get in to the london...

just a diary/blog of a build up to my 1st london marathon (will be my 3 marathon in total). Its taken 8 years to actualy get a place in the VMLM, and this blog is a way to vent my frustrations and document my progress (or lack of) from start to finish

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my confestions

Well its been been about five weeks since my last confestion, and how i have let my self down, some unavoidable, some avoidable but i was just shear lazy. After any big event ive trained a good few weeks for i always give my self a week off weather i wa...

8 year trying to get in...

  1997 at Kent institute of art and design I was studying for a degree in photography. I was in my 1st year.  my friends and I headed off to London to watch the London marathon.  Although I ran, I wouldn't have said I was a runner it was just something ...

Don't do anything stupid....

This is the week every one hopes is problem free. I'm trying not to something silly, I even missed a friends stag Doo coz of thoughts of injuries. But as expected I seem to have picked up a sore shin. I know exactly where it has come from, it came from ...

Getting close now...

Well another week done, just a few run type issues. Yet again another busy week(family wise). I suppose the best place to start is at beginning of the week. I had to change my runs around instead of doing 3 mile Monday and 6 mile fartlec Tuesday and 5 W...

and so the taper begins ...

Well this week I have had ups and downs by that I don't mean lots of hills unfortunately. Last Sunday I Took my two kids for a charity fun run my second born had to do one lap around this pond, and my firstborn had to do two laps it was for a children's...

I'm glad I'm the odd one.

Ok I know I'm gonna be the odd one here going against the majority having just come back at 11.30pm on Easter Sunday from a 12 mile run, ...BUT I ran through one short street near Wigan town centre with quite a few pubs on it, now I'd be a liar if I sa...

A Two week blog (short)

Well I have yet again been absent on the real buzz blog front for both reading and blogging. Last week I didn't even put my totals! I know my blogs are very short in comparison to most, for that I do wish I was more of a writer but I'm not. Also I'm doi...

I put some new shoes on, And ...

Good week last week, I did put off as long as possible some runs but did do them. I am missing the trail stuff but just can't fit it in with my running plan no matter how I juggle it. This working thing really does get in the way of training doesn't it...

A promise to my self!

Well I've been very complacent regarding coming on here to either to read or to write blogs, it does feel like I've let the side down ha a bit like that "mate" I'm sure we all have that says I'll come, I'll do it, or I'll help but never does! (My loss) ...

Its good to run!

This has been a good week for runs, certainly in terms of enjoyment, I’ve loved every one, even the one I really did not want to get out of bed for. Mondays run I had to do a 3 miler instead of 5 on the account I couldn’t find my trainers. Up at 6 am so...

an internet date at parbold

After a struggling start to the week with my knee and my parbold hill race at the end of the week I was concerned how it was going to go. With my other half working nights I struggled to fit my runs in! Friday I picked the kids up on my way home from wo...

apparently it's coz I'm old

This week so far is/has been tough but only coz my knee is playing up AGAIN I've never suffered with injuries as a rule, yes I've had them but they are normally things like taken a big kick at thai so next day even up to a week I've had to lay off takin...

End of another week (9)

Well another week done, Monday a lovely trail hill run as mentioned in another blog. A couple of shorter runs (3or4 mile) then on Thursday I ran home from work a route that makes up a 9 mile run, I hadn't even got out of the car park and my knee started...

that sums me up...

Well as previously mentioned ive been reading more blogs on here, and have started to get to the point I feel like I know some people (not know them well, but the more you read the more you …well know).  I recently read Hollywooddave’s blog about how yo...

start of week 9

i've not blogged since last sunday, as its been a hectic week. i have been reading a lot more blogges on here, i could really get in to this, it almost feels like i know some of you guys.People recovering from injurys, or training for big events, and ge...

end of week 7

Well the end of a week with emotionally low points with the funeral, yet run wise it's been good. I receved my Epson watch to test on Thursday. I'm looking forward to a bit of testing on that! I have dragged my rear out at all sorts of times this week t...

pleased mid week for a change

Although I started this blog really to use almost likes diary and to put in all my little niggles, moans and such lark, to save my long suffering wife the earache I now think, having read back some post seem a little wingey.  so for a change my runs thi...

a new week

Well other than the night run, last week was a poor poor week for runs and miles. I did two runs where I came up short, an 8 miler I'm gonna fit in this week instead and a run I missed because of illness, only managing 29.06 miles at least 10 miles shor...

petzl night run

Hay all, well after a day off work being sick and not eating (and any one who knows me, knows I must be ill not to eat or to want to eat) I didn’t run on the Friday making my down on my milege but for once I’m ok with it. Saturday the day of my night ra...

Passing the bug!

Well last nigh my 1st born got the sick bug, I spent mist of the night mopping up sick. In tern I ended up also being sick so I didn't run I just I'm ok for tomorrow night as I've been so looking forward to it Iv even bought the kids head torches in cas...

Sad day.

After a restless night changing my 2nd Borns Pj's every 30 mins, i took the day off work to look after my little boy, we managed 2 films, a lot of Ben and holly, playing super Heros, playing slaps, and various games on the Ipad. I had a 4 mile run to do...

Morning hills.

Tuesday morning run run on my planner was 6-7 mile long hills. I had a route around Rivington pike I thought was just over 6 miles. i left the house to drive there at 6:30 to make sure I got there in time for what I knew would be a really slow pace run ...

Last nights head war

This was last night... So I'm showered, teeth brushed, lay in bed having looked at all the social media I'm addicted to it seems. I thought I'd just look at my blog. my weeks miles was 40.06 miles meaning my running plan totals was 197.96 miles less tha...

My totals dilemma

Well today is my 1st official day off (well tomorrow is really). All I was going to do today is post my running totals for the end of week 5, And here lies my dilemma... (I know im making mountains out of mole hills) i had to change my long run to a Sat...