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InstaSays – What is your favourite training session?

Earlier in the year, when Manchester Marathon was cancelled along with all other races, I assumed I would not be running a marathon in 2020. Well that was a sensible assumption, until I had a crazy half an hour on a road trip to Scotland. 

When London Marathon announced that they were hosting a virtual race a few weeks back, I remember looking. I wasn’t sure if the race was open to anyone, or just those previously entered. When I couldn’t find the link I assumed it was the latter.

Then as I scrolled through Instagram Stories, I saw that Emma (@thephdrunner) was entered. Stupidly I sent and asked how she entered. Emma then very kindly sent me a link. Obviously that meant that I HAD to enter. When will I ever learn??? Emma it is entirely your fault 🤣.

So a crazy 30 minutes means that I now have 26.2 miles to run (with a lot of walking) in FIVE WEEKS! That means my training is needing to ramp up. Obviously I have run marathons before (read here, here and here) but I think this is going to be a very different experience! 

So this week I used InstaSays to ask what everyones favourite training session was. Below are the responses. 

London Marathon Expo 2019
It's a shame there is no expo this year. Last year was SO much fun!

6 x 1 mile at marathon pace. When you get it right  😂


Sunday long run, it’s the victory lap of the week. Time to just enjoy some steady/easy miles.


Speed work 🤗 🥵


2 mile warm up, 5K tempo pace, 2 miles cool down. Longish run, but a bit in the middle to push yourself 😊


I do like a bit of intervals (which I haven’t done for ages)!

Does rest day count?😂 🤣


Are you running the Virtual London Marathon? Let me know below. If you have signed up late, let me know what your training is going to like. I am planning a run/walk strategy, would love to know what your race day plans are too. 

An average runner that has found a passion for running and raising money/awareness for MNDA. I have completed London, New York, and Chicago marathons. I am tempted to go for the Six-Star finishers medal, running all the World Marathon Majors, but that's a dream in progress.

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