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by Val Baxter

November 15, 2013

Marathon man

First diary entry 15.11.2013


Having followed through the democratic process of applying for the clubs entry for the Virgin London Marathon, I am excited by the fact it has been agreed that I should be allowed the clubs official entry for next year.

I have downloaded a training schedule that I will follow a variation of, making changes that I feel necessary when my body tells me I am too old for the amount of training I am doing. I hope to mix my sessions including swimming and cycling in a way that should help me build up my endurance and strength without it taking its toll on my ageing body and joints.

I will write a diary of my progress, and have it posted on the website in case any of you should be remotely interested in why I am looking so tired and gaunt. It will hopefully be a light hearted look at my progress, but will also tell of the pain and stresses it puts on my body. I will also post some of my training runs in case anybody would like to meet me over the weekends or mid week and keep me company on a run, and as the runs get longer, I would probably appreciate the company more, and if they are too long to run, ……if you can ride a bike???

At the moment, my goal is just to finish it in one piece, but I will hopefully be able to change that goal and set myself some targets as I progress through the schedule.

So, follow my story and development, and ask me about it at the club, cos I am sure I am going to need a lot of interest, and encouragement to get me through this event.


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