May 20, 2006

Let the training begin

Follow-up to New York Marathon from Michael's blog

The well–oiled machine that is the NY06 marathon team has now officially glided into action. Watch this space for local and national publicity over the next few weeks following a round of emails which will turn into a full–on badger in the coming days.

Went off on my first training run yesterday afternoon. Left the house without much of an idea where I was going and ended up the other side of Warwick Parkway station. I stopped and turned round at a random tree because – well, because it seemed like the thing to do. No–one can say I'm not professional!

Not entirely sure how far I went in the end but as far as I can work out it was something of the order of 12 miles. It took me just over an hour and a half and didn't feel like too much of a stretch. Encouraging signs but I'll have further thoughts about the route. Any brilliant ideas for places to run around here would be welcomed!

So there it is: approx 12 miles in 1:32.13. Shouldn't be a problem.

It should be noted that I have spent most of this afternoon in Oriental Star, however, so any advantage gained yesterday may have been offset by six helpings of noodles and spring rolls followed by mountains of cake and ice–cream. My body is a temple.

Yours in obesity

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  1. Ian Cuthbertson

    Evening bro.
    I'm sure even Paula has the occasional chinese.
    However, you didn't urinate on the tree so i'm pretty sure you need more practice.

    p.s. 14.32 miles in 1:38:16
    None of this 12 mile rubbish please.

    Good work on the blog!!

    24 May 2006, 18:59

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