This morning marked the beginning of my 23 week training program for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, on 30 October 2016. I always give myself plenty of time to build up to a marathon, building in time for unwanted injury etc. There were beautiful conditions as I set off around the Putney Loop by Barn Elms and back to Hammersmith via Putney Bridge and Bishops Park.
Initially I was planning on participating in New York Marathon in November however decided to run something closer to home in October. I’m used to training for an April race day (London and Paris). I wanted to try something different this year and give training in more daylight (sunrise) from May – October rather than running in the dark from October – April.
This year I’ll be making full use of my Polar M400 paired with a personalised Polar Running Program. I hope to keep this blog sporadically updated with training progress. For more regular updates, follow me on Twitter and Instagram, as I regularly snap some beautiful scenery during my morning runs.