August 24th, 2014

newyork

Getting serious now - NYC Marathon is only 10 weeks away!!

Today I ran for the first time in about 3 weeks (bad combination of holidays, school starting for eldest, stress at work) and boy do I feel achy now! I did 21km (ie 13 miles) in 2hrs 40mins and it was hard work.

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And now I realize that I only have 10 training weeks to go before NYC marathon on 2nd Nov - and only 8 weeks until my longest long run. I can run a half marathon now at least, but need to increase my mileage and time on my feet in the next weeks. I would ideally like to do 22 miles ie 4.5 hours before the big day. Time to get cracking I fear. My final race before marathon in the Greifenseelauf Half Marathon on Sept 20th.

In the meantime, I have downloaded the New York course map and laughed hysterically at the 21 minute video of the entire course, which I will prob. take 5.5 hours to complete :-)

I am not running the marathon for charity, I am running it for me, as part of my @40 challenge. My best mate Sal and I have a few days holiday in New York (my first time) and a marathon to run. What a luxury for me to have this time to myself and to be able to afford to travel there. I cannot wait. Just need to get my butt into gear and increase the training!