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Friday, April 23, 2010

Marathon girl - Week #14

Day #5 - final training run

Distance: 6 miles
Time: 48:28.45 minutes
Average time (per mile): 08:04 minutes

There's just 1 day, 11 hours, and 23 minutes to go (according to the scary countdown clock on the London Marathon website). My kit is washed (and drying), my registration certificate and photo id are in my bag, my 4 safety pins are pinned to the inside of my rucksack, and my stomach is full of butterflies. There was a lot to think about on my run today. What I needed to pack, where I'd be going, what my plans were for after the race, and of course the race itself. I really hope it's not too warm on the day. I've trained so hard that I'd really like to be able to put in a good time and not have to back off due to the heat. But the main thing, the priority, is finishing. I want that medal.

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. I'll be going to the London Marathon expo at the Excel centre to register (hurrah free goodies) and maybe check out some new kit (hurrah paid-for goodies) then I'm heading over to Blackheath to stay with the lovely Lara. I'll hopefully update you all on how the weekend went on Monday.


Anonymous said...

Good luck! I'll be watching somewhere along the river... It must be such a proud moment, and I'm sure you'll finish! Remember to have fun too! : )

Liz said...

Best of luck. I'll be thinking about you as I watch from my sofa.

Ruth said...

Good Luck Liz!!! I heard it's going to be hot so I hope it's not too bad. I may also watch from the sofa!!

Petit Filoux said...

Hi! Hope it went well, I thought of you when I saw it on tv!