I run London, I’m running London

In my last post I hinted at the small epiphany (yes, I’m being melodramatic, running does that to me) I’d had whilst out on my solo LSR last weekend. And now, I’ve sorted the logistics required to be able to say THIS YEAR I WILL BE RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON.

This wasn’t this year’s race plan. 2015’s spring marathon was supposed to be Barcelona, but after my usual routine of writing out a training plan to the letter, ignoring it for a couple of months and then freaking out, I’ve decided that trying to run 26.2 in what is now nine week’s time is not for me. Yes, running a marathon is all in your head (more on that another time), but my head is not in the game for this one.

As soon as I thought of the idea of switching races around I knew it was the right thing to do. I signed up for Barcelona months ago and always said if I got into London I would defer it. But when I thought about the prospect of using my prized ballot place this year, I got so excited.

My two planned half marathons (Brighton and Berlin) fit in perfectly with training, I’m exactly where I need to be distance-wise to train for a marathon in almost four months and most of all it’s on flippin’ home turf. The route passes by the end of my road… TWICE.

I’m not sure if I mentioned, but I. Am. So. Excited.

14 Comments

  1. 11th January 2015 / 4:23 PM

    So exciting 🙂 I’m seeing other races/events this year but I will keep entering the ballot for London. One day I want to do it.

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:10 PM

      Even writing that I can’t quite believe I got a ballot place! 🙂

  2. 11th January 2015 / 5:15 PM

    So exciting for you, I watch the London Marathon on the TV each year, always thinking that one year I might run it myself.

    I’ve never actually been brave enough to enter the ballot for it. The thought terrifies me as I’m not naturally a long distance runner, in fact, I dislike distance running a lot.. but hoping to change that this year. I certainly want to do a marathon at some point for the achievement but I think I need more time to build myself up to it.

    I hope your training goes well! 🙂

    Laura | laurafat2fit.blogspot.co.uk

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:09 PM

      Thank you!

      It took me 3 years of running before I even considered running a marathon, I’m a massive advocate of only doing it if it’s right for you!

      But here’s to an excellent year of running 🙂

  3. 11th January 2015 / 5:22 PM

    Excited for you! Good decision 🙂

  4. 11th January 2015 / 6:04 PM

    Right, I definitely need this Holiday Inn entry!

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:10 PM

      Get on aaaaaall the competitions!

  5. 11th January 2015 / 7:00 PM

    Eeek how exciting! 😀 I’ve always thought if I ever decide to do a marathon it would be London!

    • 11th January 2015 / 10:11 PM

      Thanks! Hoping the excitement will carry me through the next 15 weeks!

  6. 12th January 2015 / 2:43 PM

    Woohoo! Come visit us at the expo on Saturday and we’ll give you heaps of enthusiastic jumping up and down. Exciting.

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