Marathon

2) Edinburgh Marathon, 22nd May 2011

My second marathon, 11 years after my first. I set out with the goal of beating my previous time.

My training plan consisted of running. Lots. With no structure. Unsurprisingly I got injured (tight IT band). After 6 weeks off, I built up the mileage in 6 weeks with 1 week of taper.

I knew about eating on the run this time so carried gels and twiglets to snack on. I managed to keep a fairly steady pace for the whole race, slowing a little towards the end to prevent cramp.

Finished in 3:55:43. Officially a new PR.

 

More to follow….

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