Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Dear xxxxxx, Thank you for entering the ballot for the 2010 Virgin London Marathon We’ll let you know in early October 2009 if you’ve secured a place - you’ll receive a magazine through the post letting you know if you’ve been successful. If you’re selected in the ballot we’ll also contact you asking for your entry fee payment.
If you need to contact us between now and October, for example if your contact details change, please call us on 020 7902 0200 and quote your reference number VLM10-xxxxx. One really important thing...Please don’t enter the ballot more than once as this could result in all your entries being cancelled.
Kick-start your training When it comes to starting your training, there’s no time like the present. If you don’t secure a place in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon, there are lots of other great races and events taking place throughout the year.
If this is the first time you’ve entered for a place in a marathon, we recommend the official Virgin London Marathon training aids. These guides contain everything you need to know, including a 24 week day-by-day training plan. Find out more at http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/training-centre/training-advice/training-aids/ Join the community If you didn’t sign up when you entered the ballot, you can join the Virgin London Marathon community any time you like at http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/community/community/ It’s the perfect place to meet other runners and get help and support with your training. We’ve got loads going on - including competitions, guest blogs from athletes and celebrity marathon runners, and a host of health, fitness and running experts to answer your questions. There’s also a route planner to help map out your training runs. Run for a cause close to your heart If you’d like to run the Virgin London Marathon for charity, check out our charity listing at http://www.realbuzz.com/charity-listings/virgin-london-marathon/ Thanks again for entering the ballot.
The Virgin London Marathon team
Monday, 27 April 2009
Now I have been reading alot of forums on what kind of music we should be running too and I must say none has been close to my music taste so I had to think about the tempo I wanted and download the songs.
Since I have strong Caribbean routes, Trinidad in particular I love love love the fast beats of the soca music. Now this seems to be seasonal music but I was able to download most of the Machel Montano, Destra Garcia, etc. There are many many artists to chose from.
I also enjoy some remixed hip and rnb stuff, funky house, garage, dance (very limited selection). Saying that my fav running tunes at the moment are Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed peas and Ram Ram by Lady Shabba!!!!
I think I have 3hrs worth of running tunes that keep me going. My aerobics instructor also linked me to the 32mix.com website. They have some seriously good mixes of reggaeton and hip hop which I thoroughly enjoy in her classes.
Now I have no excuses to get to running.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
I thought I better get back on the training band wagon especially as my friend sommer has started her own marathon training and gasp....... 5 months until Nottinghill carnival. I have serious work to do on my tummy and the bingo wings I could see flying in many pics.
So with my 2lb gain over the Easter, I am back to my pre-carnival fitness focus but with more of a running element to it. I suspect that means eating more carbs but I may just bulk up on loads of veg to help with the hunger pangs.
I did 3 miles and it was so hard but I did it. Tomorrow is another 5 miles. I have not yet decided whether I will do an early morning run in the park yet especially as I would need to be outside at 6:30 and I don't think it will be open yet. So may just get to the gym early tomorrow and monopolise a treadmill for as long as it takes to finish 5 miles. Doing it outdoors is one thing but on a treadmill its a long long road.
Here's to a good training week!!!
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Tomorrow is a new day and so a new beginning. Trying to get hubby to run with me more but I know that he has strained a hip muscle so he can´t do too much. Tomorrow will be me alone out there getting into my running groove. I really hope I could get back to my fitness obsessed self to clear out these extra pounds and get rid of the 14lbs I have remaining.
I´m psyching myself up!!!!!
Monday, 6 April 2009
The weather is much milder so I´m looking forward to running outside more. Spring is definitely here.
Sunday, 5 April 2009
I also went to a Nottinghill Carnival band launch last night. I´ve gotten another incentive which involves some nakedness on the streets of London. I registered to play mas with some friends so will also be concentrating on core training. The costume below isn´t my costume but mine is more elaborate than this one. I can´t wait to see the end product.
I think I have done my quota of activities for the month in these few days. I will use the rest of this month to concentrate on the running. Watch this space.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
So I am down to 13st 12.5 lbs (194.5lbs) and half a pound away from my losing 10% of my body weight. This means I have 14 more lbs to go to hit my goal.
I have also signed up for the Race for Life 5k in Crystal Palace on the 14th June. I do plan on running this event as it will all be part of my training for this marathon in October. If anyone wants to sponsor me, I have designed a website which would make it easier to do so :)
Every little counts!!!!!!
On the training scene, can you imagine I have not been able to get to the gym once so far this week :( Although I am leaving early today I am making sometime at lunchtime to put in the 3 miles I missed out on yesterday.
Here's to another great week.