General update

Thought I should post something as I haven’t posted for a while.

Over the past couple of months I’ve been focusing on training for my second marathon on 6th April (Greater Manchester marathon). My goal is simple, run under 4 hours. The training up to last week had been going really well. I’d completed a number of runs over 13 miles including an 18 miler last week. Unfortunately after the last run I had a reaction in my left knee, which has turned out to be tendonitis. As a result, I had a full week off running before tackling a 10 miler this morning. I actually felt really good and so far my knee seems to have held up. I have a half marathon scheduled in for next Saturday. The aim was to go sub-1.50 however the recent injury might mean that I need to treat it as another training run.

As part of my marathon training I’ve been following the Runnersworld journey to Paris forums, in particular the sub-4 hour forum by James Carroll. As I don’t belong to a running club and generally run on my own it’s great to feel part of team all aiming for the same goal.

The slight upside from not being able to run this week has been the additional swimming sessions that I’ve managed to fit in. I’ve signed up for the Sportsrelief swimathon, which takes place on 23rd March. The challenge is a 2.5k swim. My best to date is 2k in 60 minutes so I feel well placed to complete the challenge

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