Mike's 26 miles of the glorious London Marathon 2014!!
Having completed many different types of runs in 2013, Mike decided he wanted to take on the most prestigious run of them all. The London Marathon! Running for his chosen charity The Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our story starts in early 2013, where I have been training with Mike and coaching him on his running speed, his running technique and overall endurance, gradually improving and increasing his distance from 5k, to 10k to a half marathon. During this time, I helped him to lose a considerable amount of body fat by helping with his nutrition and diet. With a proper meal plan set out he was seeing great results and huge improvements in his running.
Wanting to run Tough Mudder in 2013, we also trained in agility, mobility and increasing his upper body strength for the high walls and monkey bars. He completed Tough Mudder with flying colours, and is looking to run this event again in 2014, but that is another success story in the making ;)
In 2014, we knew we had to step up the game and train harder than ever for his first marathon including running with him weekly and pushing him to his limits during our training sessions together, I had to get him well prepared for the 26 miles he would be faced with.
12 weeks leading up to the event, we kept pushing and monitoring his progress, we saw great results and he was over the moon with how much he had improved since 2013. Unfortunately a month before the event, Mike went on a snowboarding trip and injured himself this almost jeopardised the entire event as he was close to calling it off, however, we spent the next few weeks helping him recover, gradually building back up the building blocks we had forged. It wasn’t easy I must admit!! But we managed to do it and on the day, he was incredibly happy to have ran and have completed the London Marathon!
Not only was this on Mike’s bucket list of things to do, he ran this for the wonderful Macmillan Cancer support Charity and help raise a whooping £1783.20 (£2,229.00 inc gift aid). Such a fantastic achievement and a huge well done to Mike!!
Mike is looking to run the Chester half marathon this year, Tough Mudder 2014 and the London marathon again in 2015, so keep a look out for him!!
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