Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The London Marathon 2015 - The Countdown Begins

Today's post is by Nick Rose who will be taking on the London Marathon on Sunday to raise money for Yes to Life and help us continue to support people in the UK to take an integrative approach to cancer. Good luck Nick! If you would like to sponsor our marvellous Marathon man please click here.

So the count down has well and truly begun and I am less than 4 days away from running 26.2 miles around London!

I actually ran 20.3 miles on Easter Sunday – the thought of a tasty roast dinner cooked by my lovely Aunt Viv, whose house I was running to, I admit was a great incentive – but it's done and was a great mental and physical goal to achieve before the race!

But that’s my last long run as we are now in official Taper Down mode. This is where you slowly lower the intensity, frequency and distance of your running to give your body time to recover and to also refuel ready for the big day. So its all about preparation now, making sure I look after my tired legs and aching & blistered feet so I am as fit as I can be for the 26th April.

I must admit, the feelings about the marathon are now starting to build – nerves, excitement, uncertainty and a sense of knowing what I am about to put my body and mind through. However, this is nothing compared to those who have turned to Yes to Life for support in their times of need. It is their strength and courage that will spur me on.

I am now designing my running shirt, and they say you should always have your name written on it. But I am going to be a little bit different and (if it fits ok) have “SHOUT Yes to Life” printed on mine, which I hope will work as well.

I just like the idea of having hundreds of people shouting “YES TO LIFE!” as I run!

If you feel like sponsoring me in this challenge, that would be fantastic and very much appreciated

Thanks everyone!

Nick Rose

If you would like to sponsor our marvellous Marathon man please click here.

Read Nick's previous blog about the highs and lows of training here.

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