Just under four years ago some of you may recall that I ran the London Marathon. Enough time has passed since then for the scars to heal, toenails to regenerate and for me to build up suitable motivation to enter another marathon. So on Monday 5th May whilst everyone is enjoying a fabulous bank holiday Monday I will be running around the delights of the Milton Keynes Marathon, all 26.2 miles of it. Who knew there were so many sights in Milton Keynes?
Okay so it might not be London, or New York, or even Edinburgh but it is a challenge nonetheless. Comments of “how many times around the roundabouts do you have to go” and “at least you can pass the boredom by counting roundabouts” have meant I’ve not had a look at the course but I believe it to be mostly flat and so hopefully I can beat my previous marathon best of 4 hours and 10 minutes.
I’d be lying if I said that the training had all gone smoothly, holidays and weekends away have played havoc with the schedule. This weekend I have to fit in an 18 mile run amidst a hen weekend but I’m convinced it is achievable! So far I am up to 15 miles and am on course to being ready for race day. I will keep you posted!