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Hello, my name is Irina and I am going to run a marathon

Updated: Jan 13, 2021

On the first day of Lockdown 2.0, I signed up for the 2021 Brighton Marathon, scheduled for the 12th September 2021 . When I say I, I mean we, which effectively means my husband signed us up for it and I didn't give it much thought, which is probably the only way to do it... By the time it really hit me, we had already paid the registration fees and I was receiving emails from the organisers.


It's been a couple of months since then, and I have had time to let the whole thing sink in. Do I really want to run a marathon? Probably not. Do I really want to feel the pride and joy after I've done it? Oh yes! Definitely yes! (I have a feeling I'll revisit these questions many times in the next few months).


I have second-hand marathon training experience, watching friends who have done it already and I have always thought that the race itself is not necessarily the most difficult part. It's all the mental and physical 'non-marathon marathons', in the run up to the actual marathon, that make this such a demanding task. Preparation. That's the real battleground...


I have no idea how the next few months will work out but I do feel it will be an insightful, interesting but also quite scary journey. Undulating is the best word I can think of, which is a word often used by runners to describe routes. It's a well-kept secret however that when someone describes a route as undulating what they really mean is, HILLY.


So, I will be writing this blog hoping to have some company along the way. I have so many thoughts around running, which I really want to share. Maybe some funny stories? Tears? For sure! There will be lots of tears. But mostly I want to share with you the joy of running. That's what this blog is really about!

 


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allananscombe7
23 janv. 2021

Hi Irina. I’m loving these updates from you. I’m really in awe of the challenge you have taken on and it is very interesting to read and understand the thoughts behind your motivation to take this on. I wish you well and I am sure that you will do it. Keep us all updated 😉 x

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errika75
errika75
16 janv. 2021

Very proud of you, your upcoming journey and very privileged to be “traveling” along with you!

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 Irina
Irina
15 janv. 2021

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the warm welcome! Sharing makes everything more exciting and less scary.

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maurice.julia
15 janv. 2021

What a commitment, I am in awe of you. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Keen to support with the lows and celebrate with the highs! X

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deborah.hunter10
14 janv. 2021

Looking forward to hearing about your progress- reckon you are a natural long distance runner and will love it!

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