Marathons and Books

Hoka One One Kinlock Off Road Challenge - Half Marathon

This is a slightly different post than normal – not about books. I did say I love running what I might not have mentioned is that I have always wanted to run a marathon. Well tomorrow I get my chance; I have entered to run in the HOKA ONE KINLOCH OFFROAD CHALLENGE. I am so excited.

I have been following a strict running schedule for the past 4 months, exercising and diet. My sister and her husband have been great, Steve, my brother-in-law, has been coaching me. I did get a book for beginners marathon running, of course I did, it’s on my kindle and I really found it useful. I have followed the training schedule off the website but not purchased any of the GU products this time. I want to see how I do first and then see if I need supplements. Steve is a sports teachers so I have followed his advice re my diet and we incorporated the suggestions from the website in my training schedule. I can now run 25k including hills at a reasonable pace so I am confident I will be ok tomorrow.

Kinlock is a lovely area on the North island with Lake Taupo, and a backdrop of the mountains of Tongariro National Park. We are going to make a long weekend of it so Steve can get some fishing in and my sister can relax with a book. Yes she is as book mad as me but her preference is historical romance and detective stories. I have bought her the first three Samantha Moon fantasy detective books by J.R Rain – yes ok they are about vampires but they are a very good read and for a change the protagonist is a grown woman not a girl!

Well what do you know I did mention books, got to go on the road soon. Wish me luck for tomorrow.