A Journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step
Jersey Marathon - Oct 2007
Jersey Marathon 2007
I was invited to run in the Jersey Marathon by Headway Jersey ( the marathon is organised by Standard Chartered Bank in association with Headway) and to visit the members in April to open the new Le Coie centre.
31st August 2007 : My training has been going OK I think. I did the Pewsey Half at the weekend and I think that if I had not cycled the 20 miles there I could have done it a couple of minutes faster. I am not really sure though, I did not feel as though I could have gone much faster. This might be because I have been doing long endurace things over the last few years rather than these one day events, I suspect that I am subconsciously saving myself for the next day.
4th October 2007 : I feel confident despite having only done 2 runs of 20 miles (actually 18 and 19) and a few of around 15. One of which was on 30 September which I ran at 8:30 min miles and felt ok.
I have no doubts about the distance so I have placed more emphasis on speed and hill training. It remains to be seen how successful this plan is.
Note there is quite a vertical height exageration.
A big thanks to Headway Jersey for sponsoring my visit in October and the opportunity to improve my marathon PB by almost an hour.
Headway members achievements of the day.