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London Marathon 2015 blogs

Hear from some of our fantastic runners who will be taking on the London Marathon for Carers UK!

"It's crazy to think we started training for this event in November and now the marathon has been and gone"

Louise Flisher

So it's crazy to think we started training for this event in November and now the marathon has been and gone. This week has been awful as I've come down with a sickness bug (or the after effects). I actually didn't feel that much pain the next day which was good!

Well I did it!

Maisie Walters-Hill

The week leading up to the marathon I was a massive ball of anxiety! Huffing and feeling like I could only think about running! Funnily enough I wasn't worried about the running part it was getting to the race and what I was going to wear! There was a last minute Emergancy purchase of another running belt to carry my fuel in! And a mad dash to source a running watch for another Carers UK runner Bec who I know!

"It’s rather scary but I’m more scared about logistics on the day!"

Maisie Walters-Hill

Yesterday was the two week marker. It’s rather scary but I’m more scared about logistics on the day! I so far have had one bad dream where I get lost in London and miss the marathon itself! I woke up gutted so it must mean I want to actually do it!

"So I am feeling very nervous and anxious with only such a short amount of time to go"

Louise Flisher

So I am feeling very nervous and anxious with only such a short amount of time to go! I am feeling very strong at the moment with my training and am so happy I beat my personal best at Reading Half on 22 March.

I started off with my ‘marathon and training team’ (and best friends at the moment Faye, Colin and Lee) but the crazy amount of people running this half and my desire to run a fast pace (mostly under 8min/mile) I lost them after about 2 miles.

"I’m excited to sit in bed on 3 May, eat a bacon sarnie, look outside and think 'don’t fancy it'!"

Maisie Walters-Hill

Since my last blog entry I have completed the 20 mile race in Milton Keynes. It was alright actually! I got personal bests for the 5k 10k and half distances which felt fab! However after mile 15 It felt like I was running through treacle. My calves felt full of fluid and tight. I was desperate to finish and that last mile was the longest mile I have ever covered. I completed the race in 3 hours 18 minutes. I cannot begin to imagine completing a further 6 miles on top of that.

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