|Marathon poster outside the lovely |
Baron's Court tube station
My running seems quite good now but there is no way I am exactly tapering - still doing the building up and the tapering will just have to come after the race itself. My strategy has had to change from beating last year's time by getting under 4 hours. This was going to be achieved by skimming 30 seconds off each mile. The strategy instead is to simply get around in whatever time I can.
You might think this is something to dread but actually I am looking forward to it immensely. I am also really looking forward to some decent weather replacing the grim horizontal rain from last year. Also looking forward to treating myself to something like a new pair of running shoes or a new bit of clothing. Either way I am not sure yet what to get.
I had planned to take the day off from work on the following day as an opportunity for recovery. Alas something has cropped up at work preventing this so the day after instead.
Every time I see a runner I feel uplifted, especially if it is an accomplished runner and there are more and more around - perhaps all heading for some marathons soon! Onwards and upwards!