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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!


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Aug. 25th, 2014 06:26 am (UTC)
Go you!
You can make this challenge I know- will be thinking of you. I'm just off to walk hadrian's Wall. Cheryl
Aug. 26th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hi Helen
I am very proud of you- you are Doping Great, followed your Face Book entries And started running myself. Wouldn' t be up for a Marathon, Not Even a half One. Barely manage to Run around Pfäffikersee.

The NY Marathon is supposed to be the best in Germs of supporting spectators. Wishing you all the best, Andrea Hiestand, with Rolf, Kyra, Lenya And Neo
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