Winter Running & Marathon Training

Hands up how many of us look forward to getting up on a dark morning to go out for a run, or spend all day at work knowing that when you leave the office it will be dark again & there’s still no time to relax once you get home because you still have a run to do..

How do you keep yourself motivated?

I book races, last year before I got injured I had several races booked as part of my marathon training and I will be doing the same this year.

Here is what I have booked so far

November 15th – WestRun, London 10k (enter HERE use the code Sweatshop25 for a 25% discount, entry closes 26/10/15)

December 5th – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k (enter HERE)

January 31st – London Winter Run 10k (enter HERE & use the code SIMPELLE to receive £3 off your entry price)


February 21st – Test Track 10, Basildon 10 miles (enter HERE)

March 20th – North London Half, race finished inside Wembley Stadium (Enter HERE)

I probably want another half late February early March, the plan is to add a few miles onto the North London Half to get to around 16 miles that week then I need to find an 18/20 miler, I was booked into the Kingston Breakfast Run last year but I am not really keen on booking that race again, I am a medal whore and for 20 miles I am going to be given a mug rather than a medal, erm no I don’t think so, I can’t even think why I thought this race was a good idea last year other than I have heard its a good route with really good pacers (actually thinking about it, its does sound like a good event I just want a bling for my efforts, come on Human Race Events, get us some bling!)

How do you keep motivated to run during the winter?

Let me know if you will be at any of these events or if you can recommend any others (I am based in East London/Essex boarders)

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