Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
So… over Christmas, I started my marathon training. I’m training for my first ever marathon, the Manchester marathon, which is in April 2022!
I am working with a run coach and following the plans he sets for me each week, as I really want to do well and give myself the best shot possible.
The plans typically involve several run sessions a week, plus several strength sessions per week, focusing on the glute and core muscles, which are important to keep strong when running lots.
I’ve decided to Vlog my marathon training, to give people an idea of what it’s like to train for a marathon, and also, to show how I go about my training with scoliosis and spinal fusion.
This week, I filmed the second week of marathon training, just to show a typical week early on in the training plan.
Unfortunately, half way through the week I tested positive for COVID-19, and I’ve had to put my training (and Vlog) on hold. I am seriously gutted, feeling crap, and I am now writing this from day 4 of isolation.
I did, however, want to share my first Vlog (where I got with it anyway!) below. Hopefully, I can get back to the training soon and pick up where I left off. It just feels so unlucky, after avoiding COVID for so long!! However, I am eternally grateful that I have had the chance to be vaccinated, and I know things could have been much worse.
This also shows the reality of marathon training, you just never know what’s going to happen, and you have to be able to adapt and refocus. I have been building up to this marathon for 6 months following injury, and I have moved it at least TWICE (lost count haha) due to the ongoing pandemic – I’m determined not to move it again!! Gah!!!
Let me know what you think in the comments, and please subscribe to my YouTube channel for future training Vlogs, and content about my life with scoliosis!
I hope you have a happy and safe new year!
I had scoliosis surgery in 2010 and blog about my experiences living with scoliosis. My aim is to raise awareness of scoliosis and help and inspire others with the condition.