I'm so fortunate to have been offered an amazing oppurtunity to be mentored by the knowledgeable Angela I of #Irunsuccess! Thanks to Sean for suggesting me and coming up with the idea as well. Naturally I bit her hand off.
If you don't know me from Superman's Asics 26.2 sub 3.30 thread I'm basically a Scottish, ginger running nut. I live in Cambridgeshire at the moment and I'm currently serving in the RAF. I made the last 5 of the sub 3.30 group for the Asics 26.2 competition last year. I just got married as well so life is good at the moment. Now that all the drama of that is gone I'm ready to get back into my running!
I missed the sub 3.30 by five minutes this year at Manchester and I'm determined to get it in 2016. We thought with the absence of the Asics 26.2 competition this year, we could give it a run for it's money and still offer a forum which documents a journey which we can learn from through the expertise of Angela and all of you, the forumites! I learned so much from Superman's Asics 26.2 thread last year. Not just from the Asics team but from all the contributions of normal runners on the forum like me. It'd be great to hear your personal journeys to a target time at a Spring marathon as well whatever your target time!
So it's early days yet and I don't really know what Angela has in store for me. I'm looking forward to knuckling down now and building back the endurance and fitness that seems to have deserted me after a bit of a break from running whilst I was on honeymoon. I have a few races already lined up including an ultra in January. The Country to Capital ultra which is 45ish mile run from Wendover into the capital. So it won't be the most orthodox journey to a Spring marathon but I'm confident of still being in good shape come April. Sub 3.30 shall be mine!!!