This is a brief description on why I chose not to run the Manchester marathon last weekend.
With the Manchester marathon now 1 week away, these are my thoughts on race day and a rough idea of what I will be attempting to run. That said, I did have a plan for Tokyo but ended up running 15 mins faster than my wildest dreams.
12 months ago I ran my very first marathon in Paris. Today I ran marathon number 6 in Manchester with a more ambitious goal of running under 3hours 30 minutes. Coming just two weeks before the London Marathon, I have been in two minds about how to approach the Manchester Marathon all through training. In the end, I thought it was best to give 100% and just run it like any other race. Holding back can often result in injuries.