I had to defer my place in last year's race after getting getting shin pain in the week before, which I eventually found out to be stress fractures a few week later.
Training has been up and down through the first couple of months of the year, down to a couple of niggling injuries and a couple of bouts of man flu. But things have got back on track in the last couple of months, so I am just starting to feel like my fitness is coming back. I have recovered well from doing the South Downs Way 50 a week ago and have managed to get a few easy runs in to keep the legs ticking over.
The race is unlike any other event, the crowds are just immense, I can't wait to turn the corner at just before half way and head over Tower Bridge. That is going to be a special moment and I am going to make the most of it.
My expectation for the day in order are as follows:
1. Don't break myself (I have had enough of injuries over the last year).
2. Enjoy myself
3. Don't end up in a death march for the last few miles (see point 2)
4. Anything below 4:09 which is the previous quickest I ran at London 5 years ago.
5. Sub 4.
Thanks very much to the club for giving me the opportunity.