At times I like to switch up my training route to keep it fresh. Sometimes, not knowing how long you have to run down a road until you see the street you need to turn left at, keeps you guessing about how long you have left.
At other times though, it’s really important to tread the same route, especially if you are tracking your pace, or if you know the elevation of the route. It means you can gauge your pace accordingly.
In May 2018 I ran the Hackney Half Marathon and found it pretty easy going. Mainly because I had either cycled or dog walked the route for years, but my familiarity with the route meant that mentally, I know how long I had to run before turning, and therefore I could countdown the miles in my head.
So, in the same vein, I am planning to familiarise myself with the London Marathon route.
I will be splitting the route into three and running them on separate weekends in January.
Dates for your diary
|Saturday 5 January 2019||Mile 1 – 10||View on Strava|
|Sunday 27 January 2019||Mile 11 – 20||View on Strava|
|Sunday 3 February 2019||Mile 21 – 26||View on Strava|
The routes are approximate so they start/finish by a tube station.
If anyone wants to join me, I’ll aim to start running at 9.30am and I tend to run at a pace of 7 minute miles.
If you’re not running or training, feel free to sponsor me, I’ll be raising money for the NSPCC.