Two Miles Covered

Today, my sponsorship passed the £200 mark... that's two miles sponsored, out of the 26.2-mile course. Today I also received what I hoped would be my shoes for the race, a pair of Nike Zoom Fly marathon shoes. They come highly recommended, garnering great reviews in Runners World magazine and independent online reviewers. Alas, they are too small!

I bought them in the same size as my usual Hoka One One Cliftons but they ain't gonna work for me. Fortunately, I bought them direct from Nike, who offer free returns; so first thing after Christmas I'll see if I can get them changed. 

Next up for me is tomorrow's Bridlington Road Runners' Christmas Fancy Dress 5K... hopefully some pics to follow.

Tomorrow also marks the first day of my official London Marathon training schedule. I've never followed a training plan before, so this will be a first for me.... can I keep to it for 18 weeks, until April 28th? In the past, my philosophy has always been that if I can find my way to the start, I should be able to make it to the finish. 

While this has always worked out for me in the past, I'm hoping to have £2,620-worth of sponsorship money on my shoulders this time, so felt it would be a good idea to have some professional expertise behind me! 

I've also set myself a goal of running a sub-5-hour race. This might not sound much to aim for, but my previous PB (Personal Best time) is 5:55.03, so it's quite a formidable goal. 

Watch this space...

If you would like to help me on my way to 3 miles of sponsorship, please click here to go directly to my Just Giving Page. (I hate asking people for money, so I'm very grateful for all your contributions.) 




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