Sam’s Running Diary – Training for the London Marathon Week 5

Week 5

Well I’m certainly starting to feel the pain on Mondays after my long distance runs on Sunday mornings. This week I managed 12 miles on Sunday but really paid for it on Monday as my legs were pretty stiff.

Pete, Our Resident PT

Pete, Our Resident PT

I tend to get a tight IT Band (Iliotibial band) which can give me knee pain from time to time but luckily I took some advice from Leggit’s resident Personal Trainer Pete Morton who has given me some really good stretches and massage exercises to do after training which keeps it at bay.

Aside from that, everything is going well, my times seem pretty consistent and so far the distances have been challenging but more than achievable. This Sunday’s run was 12 miles and I managed to complete it in just under 1 hour 40 minutes – fingers crossed I’ll be able to achieve the sub four hour marathon time that I’m hoping for.

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