I have been lucky enough (if you can call it that) to be given a charity space for the London Marathon.
I am utterly clueless about where to begin. I have run several half marathons, so I have jumped straight into the training programme I had for them - running 4/6 miles during a short week evening run followed by a longer run at the weekend. Last week I was up to 8 miles (though very stop/start due to hills). Am i starting this right? In addition I am attending Boot Camp sessions for strength and Spinning classes to mix it up. Is there anything else I should be doing? Whats the longest run I should do during training.
Today I am feeling so fatigued. I know it is my muscles trying to repair, but does anyone have any tips to speed this along.
And nutrition - where do you go to find a good nutrition plan to aid your training. Bearing in mind I am a gluten free vegetarian. I have also had bad experiences with energy gels so I have no idea what I am going to use to fuel my longer runs.
Lots of questions and thoughts, hoping to get some advice by posting this.
Thanks in advance, Gemma.