This week saw my training programme officially come to an end. The last month or so has been really tough because I’ve been experiencing a couple of injury niggles. I’ve decided to rest my body until the day of the marathon. Let's hope it pays off!
Even with a few setbacks I have still managed to cover quite a lot of ground and I’ve run my longest distances to date. This has partly been down to my new fitness watch, which has enabled me to improve my pacing. Also, the weather has made an enormous difference because I’ve been able to train for longer without getting too cold or wet.
I still regularly take part in Parkrun and have been a bit of a Parkrun tourist over recent months having been to Lincoln and Wolverhampton’s Parkruns. Now that my running schedule has finished I have been able to volunteer too, like at yesterday's Cambridge Parkrun.
On a side note, earlier this month I took part in the Chariots of Fire race in Cambridge. The annual charity event involves teams of six each running a 1.6 mile course. I was part of a group representing Anglia Ruskin University's business school, dressed in Where's Wally attire! Chariots of Fire was an overwhelming success raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK. The route passed through the picturesque grounds of Trinity, Kings and Clare colleges which was a real treat. Our team were even photographed in the Cambridge News.
As always, if you can support my fundraising efforts, please do so here. I will hopefully receive my personalised marathon t-shirt next week. I will of course post some photos in my next update before the big day.