Enough of that. I’ve just entered the 2013 Dublin Marathon, which takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday, 28 October.
This year’s race will be my fourth time running the Dublin Marathon. The first, in 2004, was my first marathon and I got around in 3:54:27. Since then I’ve run it in each of the last two years, posting 3:44:29 in 2011 and 3:53:02 last year.
My objective for this year’s race will be the same as for all my marathons – to get around safely and finish in a personal best, which for me will be beating the 3:27:58 I clocked in Paris in 2007. It’s still the only one of my six marathons to date where I’ve gone under 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Serious training will start in July, 16 weeks ahead of the race. Until then I’ll continue my current short, speed-based workouts. That said, I can already start thinking and planning and scheming and visualising and getting excited about my next marathon.
Back in the game, baby!