Above image courtesy of Virgin Money London Marathon

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Unexpectedly, I won a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon main ballot so here I am!

Writing is not my forte so please bear with any awkwardness. I wanted to record my progress and thoughts on the process of training for a marathon.

My training programme is based on VLM Improver 16 week Plan. I have recently recovered from a ITB injury and am very careful about over training. During the first 4 weeks of the plan I will be adjusting to make sure I am comfortable with my progress.

I ran the London Marathon back in 2011 with a time of 5h19 and really struggled because of lack of training. This time I would like to get round in under 5 hours more comfortably.

Weekly Journals

Week 1 : 6-12 January

Week 2 : 13-19 January

Week 3 : 20-26 January

Week 4 : 27 January - 2 February

Week 5 : 3 - 9 February

Week 6 : 10 - 16 February

Week 7 : 17 - 23 February