Paul Walters runs the London Marathon

Report from Wednesday 12th April 2006

Sorta okay

After my cold, I managed to run 16 miles last Wednesday 5th April, and I felt rather slow and tired, but I had only just got over my cold and I ran a hard 4 miles the day before, although I had really run myself out of energy at the end of the 16 miles. I went down to Gatton Point, through Redhill to Horley and back.

I didn't do a long training run last weekend, as I decided that I'd do a long run on Tuesday (yesterday). I ran 3 miles on Saturday and 5 miles on Sunday, a rest on Monday, and then 14 miles yesterday. This 14 miles felt better than the previous 16 mile run. It was a wet and windy run, down to Horley and back around the Reigate ring road.

I have adjusted my collection target to 1000 for the Athritis Research Campaign, which should be obtainable.

Today I'm feeling tired and throaty, so if I am starting with another cold, I just hope that it's over well before the big day, which is only 11 days off now.

I've scaled down my expectations now, and I'm really hoping to be able to run the marathon in under 3 hours 30 minutes if I can. It's a shame that the niggles and problems that I've had have limited my training, but at least I should be there on the big day.

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