So this time next week I’ll either be sitting smiling that I’ve completed my 2nd marathon, or moaning about how I didn’t complete / start it.
I feel fitter than I was 12 months ago, and managed to complete Liverpool marathon (6hr 27min!) but I haven’t done any running recently and am feeling like I’m lacking in mental discipline to keep me running when when I fancy a bit of a lazy walk.
Oh, and then there’s that semi lazy part of me that wants to see if I can down grade into the half marathon.
Ah I guess we’ll see in a week.
Argh! It’s the Preston guild Marathon on the 28th October, and I haven’t done any serious running (or blogging) for 6 weeks!
You’d be expecting that today I’d have gotten out and put some miles down, but I did do some serious weights, and then lots of coughing and a bit of moaning.
Think I need to check if I can downgrade to the half marathon.
Yep Literally just entered online for the Guild marathon this October.
I must admit I’m quite excited about it, and knowing what’s involved after the Liverpool Marathon last year, think this time I’ll be AWESOME! (Rather than just praying I’ll complete it!)
And the husband is happy that it’s in Preston, as this means no hotel, no carting 2 children around a strange city & no extra costs that come with carting 2 kids about for about 6 hours!
Once a Guild Year!
The added bonus is that as it’s a Guild Marathon I’m not going to be tempted by it until the next Guild, in 20 years time! (And I hope I’ll still be running Marathons when I’m
51 *ahem* 41)
If you’re not a Prestonian & don’t know about Preston’s Guild Celebrations then head over to the Guild 2012 site and learn all there is to know, but this video is quite a snazzy introduction to it.
I’m also quite excited to learn, from that video, that Preston is the 2012 City of Sport! That’s pretty awesome & another cool reason for the Olympic Torch to run through the town later this year!
Fancy a jog?
So hopefully I’ve sold it & you’re all lacing up your trainers as you read this post. I’d love to get a team of people together to run the Guild Marathon, of course I’d love to raise a few quid and a little awareness for Refuge whilst we’re doing it.
Is anyone game?
I’m not an elite runner, I’m a mum of two, who will sweat, swear & smile my way through all 26.2 miles of the course and possibly just moan throughout all the training.
If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to try a marathon, but the big bad London Marathon is either too far away or too high pressure, or whatever reasons have stopped you, come join me!
I live my life a quarter mile at a time
– Vin Desil (Fast & Furious)
Seriously I actually followed the training plan today & did both running & strength workout!
My Run was actually quite hard, and I’m sad to say it’s probably because I’ve been so lazy recently, but 8 sets of 400m runs with a minute walk in between was tougher than it should have been. I got progressive slower each quarter mile and if it wasn’t for the bottle of water I took, I might have just died in the park. Still there’s time yet until the Great Manchester 10k & even more time till the Guild Marathon.
I’ve also said I’ll join my friend @OpenSourceress in completing Tough Mudder this November. You should have heard about Tough Mudder by now.
Here’s a video in case you haven’t…
But bear in mind we’re doing it in England. In November.
There will be Mud & Swearing and more Mud & Cold.