Right, here is the aim.
6 April, Brighton Marathon, sub 3:30.
Given that I’ve run only one marathon in the past (London 5 years ago in 4:51) that is an ambitious target. So why do I think I can do it?
Well, I don’t know if I can. Just like I didn’t know if I could finish the London. Or if I could cycle to Skegness that first time. Or if I could cycle to Paris. But I did each of them, so that’s why I believe I can do this.
And the target is 3:30 because I see 4 hours as the upper limit of a serious time.
I’ll be blogging about the trials and tribulations of my training here throughout the winter. Using a BUPA (Intermediate) training plan as a base, I’ve drawn up my plan this week. Here goes: