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Born to run: countdown to the London marathon

The London marathon (17 April) is drawing closer now, which means training is nearly over. If you’re running, I hope you’re feeling good.

It’s been a busy week for me. I did some physiological testing, which can be quite nerve-racking as the physiologist reckons they can give a guesstimate about what sort of shape I’m in!

Yesterday I had an important physio session to sort out last minute niggles that traditionally tend to materialise as a big race approaches. The treatment was good and I’ve got a few exercises to work on.

I did a session this morning which went well – lovely weather for it. This afternoon we did some filming for the BBC in Bushy Park. Jacob ran around continuously, so we had to take in turns stopping him from running into the duck pond. The BBC guys are great and were lovely with Jacob too. I enjoyed the afternoon, but sometimes being filming can put a bit more pressure on you.

I will definitely do my best but I know it is a very tough line up. It’s the best field ever assembled and 13 women have run under 2.24 minutes! So it’s a difficult race to make a debut in, but I will give it my best shot.

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