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Plan Your Run...Run Your Plan

Happy Friday!

I’ve been reflecting this week on the London Marathon, I'm heading down on Sunday to support two of my friends who are running their first ever marathon for incredible charities close to their hearts.  I can't wait to support them and cheer them on – it’s going to be an emotional day. 

Having watched the London marathon for many years either on the television or in person and having run it twice, I can only summarise it as the very best of human kindness – it’s one of the happiest days of the year for me.

I was listening to the Chris Evans breakfast show yesterday and Vassos was sharing how he’d learnt from Paula Radcliffe how to break down a marathon distance on the day. 

🏃‍♀️ Running the first 3 miles (5K), then the next 10 takes you to the half distance focusing on the first half, knowing you have trained to get to this distance comfortably, taking in the atmosphere, crowds and support.

🏃‍♀️ Secondly run 3 miles (a 5k).

🏃‍♀️ Next countdown yourself down from 10,9,8,7,6, miles.

🏃‍♀️ Then run the last 4 for those close to you, 1 mile for each person you love the most in your life, your partner, child, sibling, other relative

🏃‍♀️ Finally, run the final mile for 'you' to reflect on your training, the journey you have been on and all you’ve achieved.  If you are running for a cause close to your heart, this final mile will mean the most to you - this is your 'WHY'. 

When I think of the two marathons I’ve run, I have planned my run and then run my plan right from the first week of training up to the sixteenth week before the day.  It’s the same with our goals and ambitions we have in life and in business, breaking them down, planning each step, celebrating our mini milestones, not giving up, focusing on one task at a time, readjusting and adapting where we need to, visualising the end goal and being crystal clear on our WHY. 

Good luck to every single person running on Sunday, the London Marathon is one of the biggest charity events on the planet and the best example of kindness, whether you run it or support it. I can’t wait to cheer on my friends and all brilliant runners on Sunday.


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