First time marathon runner!!

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Tracey Austin

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First time marathon runner!!

This blog will hopefully, as a novice beginner, give my thoughts feelings and training experiences as i build up to the London Marathon in April 2014.

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Slowly back on track!

Well my running trainers well and truly remained in their bag over the last week as i continued to be laid up with this virus....going up the stairs was an effort and increased my heart rate considerably, and there were moments when i did feel a little ...

All cabin-fevered out!!!!

Well...i was really looking forward to my first week of the 16 week programme, however it started with the sore throat and went downhill from there!!  I managed to squeeze in a 3 miler on the treadmill whilst i had a bit of energy left, but i have spent...

A few emerging aches and pain...

Overall it's been a pretty good running week!  I'm noticing improvements in my cardio up the hills, and my times are very gradually heading in the right direction! There was one day however whereby my motivation was literally in my trainers....i had to ...

Hotel accommodation booked......

So, i have just completed week 2 of the beginners marathon training plan and so far so good!  This was my first week of working back on the ward, and my long working week - 5 x 13 hour shifts.......BUT, i have been setting my alarm for 4.50am, and headi...

Week One!!

Well....week 1 of the 24 week beginner's plan commenced on Monday!  So far so good on sticking to the plan (although it is only day 4!!), but absolutely rubbish at eating well.....however my excuse for this is that it was my birthday on Tuesday, so i ha...

New marathon trainers and soc...

So, i am going to start the beginners training guide tomorrow....i could follow the intermediate guide but i dont really want to put the extra pressure on myself, as i work 13 hour shifts so want to ensure that i am able to run on those days after a day...

Getting over the shock!

Well, after 5 years of applying and not being successful in getting into the London Marathon, i was shocked/elated and panicked all at the same time when i received the email to say that i had on this ocassion, been successful!!   So, since this time, i...