2019 Virgin Money London Marathon: Lisandra's Training Diary
Morning Running vs Afternoon Running
4th January 2019
I consider myself a morning person. Although I hate waking up late and spending the day in pyjamas, that doesn’t mean that I enjoy going for a run at 5am. I would say around 8am is my favourite time for a run.
This is not easily achievable on a work day. My family and I live 30 minutes by train from London and I usually start working at 9.30am in central London, so going for an 8am run around my area isn’t always possible. My husband and I take turns dropping off the boys at the nursery twice a week.
On Fridays, provided I don’t have any meetings in the office, I tend to work from home. In this case, I drop off our twins at the nursery and go for a run straight away.
However today (Friday), I had a meeting at 9.30am in London, so my plan was to wake up at 5am, have a coffee and leave the house. Nevertheless, due to our family from Brazil staying with us, I ended up going to bed well past midnight the previous night - so the 5am wake up happened only in my dreams!
On 31st December I officially started my marathon training; it was an easy 5k run. It was good that it wasn’t a hilly session, since I was still recovering from a 10-day cold. During my run I spent most of the time trying to work out how I will manage my time. - how I can have quality time with my family and train four times a week in addition to my usual social life and work life.
It is not going to be easy... Good luck to me!