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The Marathon Bug


Has got me.

  • When reviewing my 2012 races I wonder if my planned 6 Half-Marathons in 2012 should maybe be 5 Half and one full Marathon?
  • I’m thinking that after 10 Half Marathons (will be by the Autumn) it’s about time I ran a whole one?
  • I’ve been looking at Bupa Running training plans for Marathons not 10K ones for The London 10,000 in 5 weeks!
  • The build up to Spring Marathons on twitter and blogs has left me a little green with envy
  • Last Sunday while out for lunch I was told off for following runners on the Brighton Marathon App on my iPhone under the table in a restaurant!
  • This Sunday I was told off for following twitter to try to find out how runners were doing in VLM instead of map reading!


I have taken the cure and signed up for my first Marathon in November.  The date fits well with my planned Autumn Half Marathons meaning I “only” have to fit in a 15, an 18 and a 20 mile long run becasue I’ll be doing all the other training anyway!

Anyone else for the Rutland Water Marathon?

Big well done to everyone who ran the Brighton Marathon last week and London this weekend plus a very well done to Jo and Steve who ran both!  You have all inspired me and shown me that with the right training and a large helping of positive attitude (and cake) it is do-able!

Good luck for everyone running the Milton Keynes and Manchester Marathons next weekend.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

13 thoughts on “The Marathon Bug

  1. hooray – welcome to the club!! 🙂

  2. You mad, impetuous fool! 😉 At least you should be training in better weather than for a Spring marathon. You will never forget it, even if your legs may regret it the next morning.

  3. Well done for entering Rachel, I’m in 2 minds whether to do this or the Worksop Half. We’ll see what Windermere brings 😉

  4. Yay! Well done. My first ever will be Berlin in Sept and come the end of that, I’ll probably never want to run again so I must say no.

  5. Excellent! It’s always a good day when someone succumbs to marathon “illness.” Crossing the finish line of that first marathon is an unforgettable experience and it really does leave an indelible mark on you. Good luck with your training!

  6. It’s a bug I’m determined to resist so I will decline, although did half-heartedly mutter to Mr W after watching London yesterday that maybe I should enter the ballot for next year 😉

  7. Yay!! we will all be there to cheer you on.. see you at the BUPA 10000 x

  8. Very very inspiring. I will stop reading your blog now or I would have to sign up for a full marathon myself.

  9. Just done London so totally recommend the big one! You’ve got plenty of time to train too. I found 16 weeks wasn’t really enough when you take into account the invetibile illness and niggles that happen enroute. Good luck – I want to do another one, but am not sure when yet – think i’ll let the pain subside first!

  10. WOOOOOOOOHOOOO! Good on you! I agree with chip – start training early rather than late and make sure you do at least 4 sessions a week. Ooh I’m looking forward to the lego dioramas this will inspire!

  11. I’ve bitten the bullet and signed up for Rutland Water. See you there!

  12. You’ll be doing your first full two months after me! I’m dreading some of the longer, solo, training runs!
    Just dropped by to let you know I’ve ‘tagged’ you in my post!

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