In a somewhat predictable and nonetheless shocking turn of events (for me at least), I will be running a Spring Marathon in 2016.
A marathon. Shit.
What have I done?!
Well, I was unsuccessful in the London Ballot- odds are around 15/1, so this wasn’t a huge surprise. What did surprise me is how much I not-so-secretly wanted it, to the extent that I was telling my colleagues about the Ballot in great detail whilst I waited to receive my results. But alas, it was not to be. In the haze of disappointment at not getting a place, mixed with the gratitude for the support I got on my recent post about why I entered the ballot in the first place, I only went and signed up for a different one.
But I’ll be training for it with a group of fellow London Marathon rejects from my Athletics Club. We all decided to go for Manchester, which is billed as The Flattest, Fastest and Friendliest UK Marathon. I’ll take that very nicely thank you!
Nonetheless, fear has begun to set in. It started when I realized just how long I’ll need to train for. I haven’t run in 8 weeks, and I’m supposed to start training in freakin’ November?! That’s next month.
As a result, I’ve been feeling slightly nauseous about the whole thing. But, I know I’ll form a plan and get it together by the time April comes around. Plus, I can’t wait to train with my club, since I’ll need all the help I can get!
Yay for marathons! Is anyone else running a Spring Marathon in 2016?
Experienced marathoners, please reassure me!
Lots of love