On the 27th September. Yep. I know, I’m crazy right? I said I’d never run another. Let me give you my reasons
1. I hated the London Marathon because I don’t enjoy running in cities and I don’t like crowds of people. Funnily enough, the Loch Ness marathon has neither of these things!
2. As I prepare for my court case in May, my weight is going in the wrong direction – big time! I know why and there is not much I can do about it, but being forced to get out and run regularly will at least slow the progress in that direction.
3. It gives me a goal that is beyond May to focus on.
4. I can do my long runs through the day when the little one is at school and use the weekends as my rest days. This means it won’t be as disruptive to life as training for the London Marathon was. At the time I was doing a full time day job, attending training in London one weekend a month and trying to train.
5. My plan was to re-claim myself after May with an intense exercise regime. This is perfect for that. I will have 4 months after my court case to train. I already know how to train and have a schedule from the London Marathon. I won’t follow it as intensely but I know the principles
6. I messed up a few things at the start of the London Marathon. I didn’t have breakfast. I started running with friends who did a 9 minute running/1 minute walking technique. I do a “Keep going because if you’ve stop you’ve given up” technique. This meant by mile 6 I wanted to give up. The next 20.2 miles were hell! I’ve always been curious about how it would feel to do it at a pace that was more natural for me.
7. I have a few clients that are either doing it, or would consider doing it. There are currently 3 of us going up there – there may be more!
So that’s it. I am planning to run another marathon. Never thought I would say that!