Since before Christmas, Chris has been preparing for his first ever physical challenge, the London Marathon. At Harris & Ross, we’ve been providing Chris with well needed physio and massage treatments throughout his training and to put him back together again when he tore his calf muscle. It’s been a joy to oversee his journey to the starting line.
We wish Chris the best of luck for this Sunday!
Excited, Nervous. I just can’t wait for it to be the big day now. Months and months of training has been done, just a couple more days and it is finally here!!!
Training has been going well. I have been practicing running at my race pace over shorter distances in the last couple of weeks leading up to the marathon. Tapering down my training has been harder than I thought it would be, as my body must have got used to training almost every day.
I have tried to break it down into 4-5 sections, using the route maps and London landmarks. That way hopefully it won’t seem as far. I have been fortunate when I have been doing my last few long runs (18 miles), I managed to ‘mentally switch off’ and be further along than I thought I was. That is a very good feeling!
I have learned that having a goal to aim for is important to me. On cold, wet, frosty Saturday and Sunday mornings when I would rather stay in bed, I know I have to go and train, otherwise I won’t be able to complete the challenge I have set myself. I have learned that the human body is not designed to run marathons!
I think I will take a rest in the short term, spending most of my free time training has been tough, but worthwhile. Never say never.
I think this is a definite yes, maybe not a marathon, but something like Tough Mudder might be fun!?!
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