80 Days to the London Marathon!

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RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF 

SPINAL RESEARCH UK

If you wish to sponsor me please visit Elisabeth’s Virgin Donation Page!

Day 1. Rest Day

Day 2. 11 km

Day 3. Rest Day

Day4. 11 km

Day 5. Rest day

Day 6. 25 km

Day 7.  Rest day

Day 8. Bikram Yoga class

Day 9. 5 k

Day 10. Bikram Yoga class

If you wish to sponsor me please visit Elisabeth’s Virgin Donation Page!

These 10 days were slightly more intense as they were packed with more university deadlines and Fight the Fads responsibilities. I am still very much enjoying training for the marathon and although sometimes I had to face the shivering cold (-1C in London on Day 4) I still have a smile on my face each time I wear my gear!

Summary in aid of photos…

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Day 4 – 11km (4.58 min/km) View of Tower Bridge
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On Day 4, I managed to run my fastest 10km run in the shivering cold (-1 C) !!!

Day 25 – Part of me choosing new routes for my long runs each week is to keep me motivated and to ensure I explore new areas of London. However, this week involved running by a familiar route and listening to old nostalgic tunes. I headed off from Southwark to Hyde park run by Warwick Avenue, Primrose Hill, Regents Park and back to Southwark…I started the run at 7 am on Saturday morning and I managed to complete it on a pace of 6:23 min/km.   

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Day 6 – 25 km run on a 6:23

With this week being busier I managed to fit in a quick 5 k run on Day 9 prior to heading to university to present a case study as part of our Diet Therapy class, then filming with Charlotte Stirling-Reed and Jenny Rosborough for the Fight the Fads petition to legally protect the title Nutritionist, followed by an amazing event organised by the Rooted Project on Gut Health. Prof Whelan as always delivered an amazing presentation and he was joined for the question panel with two of my favourite nutrition experts, Dr Megan Rossi and Dr Laura Thomas

 

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Post yoga selfie 🙂

This week I also took up two very early morning (6:45 am!!! Yay to motivation) 90 minutes hot yoga classes at Hot Yoga Society. Yoga helps me relax but also is a good way to stretch tenses muscles from long runs 🙂 I was initially worried a 90 minute class would be too much for me but I ended up enjoying it!

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TUNE OF THE 80 DAY UPDATE

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my marathon update! As it is February 1st, I hope we all have a productive month!

Elisabeth

A special thanks this week to Dr ‘Clever’ for the generous donation…you know who you are! 🙂 I would also like to thank again my dad- John, Vangelis, Eirini, Freya, Masha, Michael and Teresita and Takis for their donations!

If you wish to sponsor me please visit Elisabeth’s Virgin Donation Page!

All donations will be greatly appreciated and will contribute to the development of the research on spinal injuries.

screen-shot-2017-01-12-at-19-22-12I am hoping to complete the marathon in 4h30m! I know this training will be really hard for me and I need your help! To keep me accountable, I plan to post an update of my training every 10 days, so stay tuned for the next post on 80 Days till the London Marathon!

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