Thursday, February 28, 2013

Half Way There

This past weekend marked the 1/2 way point in my London Marathon training. 8 weeks down, 8 weeks to go. And I marked that milestone with a 16 mile run, my longest so far and my first one done completely outside. The Scotland winter weather has not been so kind to my training nor have the short days. I've had to do must of my long runs (to this point) split between the treadmill and outside. Ten miles is about my limit on the treadmill so if my run was supposed to be longer than that, I finished it outside (in which I will probably come home covered in mud).

I ran 12 miles in that mess, snow, slush and mud. Most mentally challenging run yet. My feet were soaked within 5 minutes.

However, I am hoping this weekend was a turning point in the weather (come on Spring!!) and my training. I needed a really good run to get me over the 1/2 way hump and I think I did just that. It's amazing what a good run with no mud or ice will do for you.

I am hoping to get in a 18-20 miler this weekend before we head to the French Alps for a week of skiing! Can not wait to hit the's been 7 years!!

And don't forget I'm running the Virgin London Marathon with Relate West Surrey (read about them here or here) so in addition to my training, I'm raising money to support a great organization! Thank you in advance....every little bit counts!!

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  1. You amaze me! Great job, Jillian.

  2. 16miles??? At once??? On purpose??? Wowza!!! You are a rockstar. End.of.story.

  3. You are an inspiration Jill! So proud of you!