Disaster is a strong word but in light of getting nowhere near my London goal it’s worth reflecting on what contributed to it after four months of solid training.
4 months of training, a good bump in mileage and some excellent race results in build up but on the big day a race of two halves and a big disappointment crossing the line in the end.
Joint 3rd place and a run that went pretty much to my best hopes, and Canalathon 50k turned out to be one of my best races in a long time.
Time to head back to the cliffs and bogs of Devon for another punishing crack at the mighty Grizzly race.
I’ve had my eye on Canalathon for a couple of years but it’s always been passed over in favour of a bigger goal close to the date but this time I’m going to take on the 50k before London.
After a stellar first month of London Marathon training I was struck down with some sort of illness that’s been doing the rounds and it wiped me out big time.
After the first week at 65 miles I have to admit I was a little nervous but to be honest I’d done a medium long run, a tempo session and a long run for the first time in ages.
Training has begun, London seems a fair way away but it’s going to come around fast!
This week I’ve hit the big 4-0. A move into a new age category and many new goals to aim for.
This year, my time at the White Rose ultra was spent driving between checkpoints, sitting in the dark waiting for runners and helping anyone who needed it.