Marathon Training plan choices?

26.2I know there is a long way to go before April, but I figured I would start looking at choices for Training plans….and I’m glad I looked now.

There are so many choices!  In fact, it’s quite bewildering how many variations there are.  Some focus on time-based runs, some on mileage, while others different again.

So far for other training , I have been using the plan feature of the Asics website and I quite like this as it syncs with my Google Calendars.

My other contenders at the moment are from The Running Bug, the official VLM plan, or maybe the plan contained within the book The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer”non-runners marathon trainer

So, if anyone has any tips, recommendations I would love to hear about them in the comments below.



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Ballot results are in!

This week the ballot results for entry into the Virgin London Marathon 2016 are being sent out.

I have seen a lot of posts on Facebook from friends receiving the pack through the post, containing the magazine indicating whether the ballot entry was successful or not.



Well, yesterday, Royal Mail visited my letterbox and popped my pack through.   It too was a Sorry! version of the magazine – no ballot result for me.


However, I’m not dissappointed…..because I have been offered, (and accepted!) a charity place to run for WaterAid. Wooohooo!!

WaterAid are striving to provide access to clean, safe water, and sanitation to the millions in the world who currently don’t have access to these utilities that so many of us take for granted.


I will expand more on the work of WaterAid in future posts, as well as fundraising updates, and my training progress.

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