Some of you would be aware that I’m currently training for the Melbourne Marathon which is being held on Sunday 13th October 2019.
I’m now into the third week of official training, following the Nike 18-Week Marathon Training program. With just under 100 days to the big day my training program is made up of 5 runs a week currently averaging 40-45km per week (168km for June) and a Pilates strengthening session event Thursday night.
Why run, but more particularly why run a marathon, only my second marathon ever. My first being last years Melbourne Marathon at age 52.
I will try to explain the ‘why’ over the coming weeks, but it’s suffice to say, it evolves around:
- Personal goals and challenges
- Improving my health, both physically and mentally
I truly believe that running has personally assisted me through what was a very busy and challenging 12 months, following the departure from Davidsons and the successful establishment of PWS Advisory Group, effective from 1st July 2018.
Combined with my Personal challenges and aspirations, and the underlying vision of PWS Advisory Group is to ‘Improve the Wellbeing of others’, my focus over the next 100 days is to raise funds to support mental and physical health through my training runs leading up to the Marathon in October.
Click here to read a great article setting out the 10 reasons why running is beneficial to both the mind and body. I hope this is useful.
It was a beautiful Saturday morning to be out running. Starting at Station Pier, Port Melbourne and running to Como Park, along the Yarra River.