Week 1 – London Marathon Training Review

I was planning, as with my blog last year to post my proposed training for the week and then do a round-up of how it went at the end of the week, but for this week and probably next week I’ll just do a round-up as it was all rather uneventful – just like last year, I started the year with an injury. A touch of achilles tendonitis reared its head on Boxing Day so since then I did nothing but icing and stretching for five days, then a few days of run/walk and finished today with a long run of 5 miles – whoo hoo! But the good thing is – I’ve not had any pain, I’m so eager to get training properly but I know this is one of those things that I need to be very slow in coming back to full speed/distance.It’s a bit annoying as I was in good shape towards the end of the year, in fact the point at which I felt the pain really kick in, I was on course for one of I my fastest times on the route I was running, this follows a PB in the Bedford Half by nearly 5 mins and it was the perfect platform to kick off marathon training.But it’s still early days, there’s another 15 weeks to go and it’s better to have this now rather than when the real mileage starts and even with this injury I’m still in better shape than last year with a full autumn training session behind me and no cold!Well, back to the eccentric stretching – it’s boring, but seems to be working…Miles for the week – 13

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2 thoughts on “Week 1 – London Marathon Training Review

  1. The perfect summation of stretching – boring, but it works.


  2. So true!


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