Less than 2 weeks now until London and training has now hit the taper time. I was reminded that this time last year, ahead of the virtual marathon I had completed 1 x half marathon and 1 x 16 mile run.
Now in 2021 I have completed at least a half marathon every weekend for 7 out of the last 8 weeks (this included 2 runs at around 18 miles). The legs have dealt with it well, but I am really glad that the weekly mileage is a little less as we head towards London.
Over the past month fundraising has kept me occupied, with the raffle being well supported. A big thank you to everyone who has bought tickets and also to everyone who has contributed prizes you are all amazing.
My continued work with Movember as an Ambassador has meant more training as we get ready for this years campaign, all of which has been a great reminder as to why I am taking on London. The daily struggles of those living with cancer and mental health issues makes running those 26.2 miles well worth it.
As people often say, the journey of a marathon is as much about getting to the Start as it is about getting to the finish. The next week or so is as much about staying healthy and away from anyone with any symptoms.
It is amazing to see some of the mass participation races taking place this year, all be it with some new routes and rules. I think London will help to move this forward further.
I have already started to think beyond London, it would be great to take part in Swansea Half later in October as well as looking at the MoRun events across the Uk, although that maybe more as a commentator.
There is still time to support my marathon by clicking on the link on the home page or using the QR code above. - Thank you all.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.