As you guys may or may not be aware by now I am running the London Marathon on the 24th of April 2016. When I tell people this, they look at me with that ‘are you crazy look’, I may be crazy but the London Marathon has been high on my ‘things to do in life’ list for a few years now. Back in 2014 I ran the 10km Race for Life in Glasgow and actually really enjoyed it but then I have always been a runner. I just find life gets in the way of actually running frequently. With the marathon looming in 60 or so days time, I am trying to continue to build on my training this month.
Month 2 of London Marathon Training
Stats this month
The furthest I ran was 19.5km in 1 hour 51 minutes.
In total I ran 112.5km over 13 runs – which is a further distance than last month and over less runs.
Top running songs this month
Life young die free – Fletcher
Break a sweat – Becky G
This month I have also began using protein shakes, a friend recommended doing so to help repair the injury to my knee. My body needs all of the protein it can get to rebuild any damaged muscles. I was really unsure about what shake I would want and knew I would find it difficult to find one as I have a gluten and dairy free diet because of stomach issues. Luckily I popped into the health food shop in town and they found me the perfect shake which I can use morning, noon or night at either a half portion or full portion. The calorie intake isn’t too high and the shake is completely plant based which seems to be gentle on the stomach. Initially I struggled with the texture of the drink but am slowly getting use to it – mixing it with coconut water instead of tap water seems to be helping too.
Although I secured a ballot place in the London Marathon I decided I wanted to support a charity as well. After much indecisiveness I have chosen to run for Cancer Research, they are a charity close to my heart and I have generally always ran for them so why change a habit? I have set up a Just Giving page if anyone would be so kind as to sponsor me.
I haven’t found time to look up any more training tips, but if you have any to share with me I would love to hear them!