Whoah, it’s April. Marathon Month. How did that happen? Seems like it was only yesterday that I inadvertently signed up for the London Marathon 2013 via facebook.
After two helpful training days under my belt [Asthma UK and London Marathon respectively], my first (and only) half marathon [adidas Silverstone Half Marathon] and my longest run before the big day, my trainer has handed me my Final Program – the tapering off one.
Tapering will allow my body to reach optimal performance before the marathon by decreasing the amount of exercise I do in the lead up to the big day. The trick is to ensure the muscles are kept in good working order but also have a chance to rest.
So as much as I hoped it was going to be three weeks of telly watching, sleep and chocolate – my plan looks more like this:
Not bad, eh? Very doable. And the best thing is, I think I can squeeze in some telly watching, sleep and chocolate too.