I haven’t been able to run for almost two weeks.
Although a recurring injury that I hope will heal before my next race, I became depressed.
So I purchased a bicycle.
But rather than cycling outdoors I specifically wanted a turbo trainer.
So after plenty of research I set up my indoor exercise equipment.
I had to wait a week for all the parts to be delivered.
I realised during that time how much I rely on running.
Running is an important part of my life.
More generally, exercise makes me who I am. It influences my appearance, my diet, my daily routine.
My motivation is to discover how fit I can can be.
I want to complete a sub 3-hour marathon and run the London Marathon as a good-for-age entry.
I believe I can achieve this one day.
My next attempt at running the qualifying time is Sunday 21 October.
It will be my eighth marathon.
I’m hoping my cross-training will at least maintain the performance level I demonstrated on my birthday...