Posted: Today at 11:39
Hi there folks, congrats to all for getting out there in the British winter. Over here in Oz I've been going out at 4am to run before it creeps up to 40deg C. Again.
A little advice needed if you can please. I ran my first marathon, the Dopey challenge on Jan 11. Then I had two weeks with no running while we toured America. Got back home and I've done some nice easy 5km runs. All good.
Then yesterday I scored a last minute place to the London marathon (overseas runner, travel company, cancellation!) a real dream of mine to do London, so I jumped at the chance.
so... The question is, how best shall I train for this one given that I only have 12 weeks? Freaking out? Just a teeny bit!
I've looked at Jeff Galloway's programme, that did really well for me at Disney, but I was going very gently. I've looked at Hal Higdon, thinking that it asks you to run on more days of the week, might see me better prepared. With both I've just counted back from the race date and looked to start the programme from where I should have been if I'd started at the proper time. Does that sentence even make sense???