London marathon training update: 8 weeks to go

With eight weeks to go until race day, this week has been my ‘wobble’ week.

The advantage of training for a marathon the second time around is that I am infinitely more relaxed about it than I was this time last year. This week I’ve probably been a bit too relaxed (read: not so much relaxed, more just ignored the fact I’m supposed to be marathon training altogether), but this time I’ve got the experience to know I’ve still got time to turn it around.

This week has been dominated by work (reaching the peak of pressure as we approach year end) and an awful lot of drinking. Stress, alcohol, very little sleep and not much exercise is always a pretty rubbish combination. This has inevitably lead to feeling properly run down and having to cut short today’s planned 17 miler after only a couple of miles thanks to being (the bad kind of) sweaty and really quite snotty. Mmm.

Tomorrow is a new day, next week is a new week and this is just a wobble.


  1. 1st March 2015 / 8:05 PM

    Same here, not a good week for me either on the training front. Next week will be better!

  2. tessietickle
    2nd March 2015 / 2:52 PM

    We’re all human, life gets in the way sometimes. I’ve had an easy couple of weeks, one to taper for the half and one to get over a post-PB cold. Back on it this week with gusto!

    • 3rd March 2015 / 6:26 AM

      Totally back on it this week. Boom, go us *fist pump*

    • 3rd March 2015 / 6:22 AM

      It still seems mental to me too! I was reading through my very first posts the other day, I was running 2k at a time to start with… one day! 😉

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