After completing my first marathon in honour of my late father, I swore I would never do one again. It hurt too much, it was too far, training took up too much time and basically I was emotionally drained from the ordeal I had just gone through.
Fast forward 7 years and there I was lining up at the start of my second marathon. Once again running for someone I love – my niece Sienna who had just been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – and also a little fitness goal that had been niggling inside me the last few years. I wanted to run a sub 3 hour marathon!
The ensuing article takes a look inside my training regime, preperation and what went right and wrong on race day and the lead up to it. (more…)