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So with a Christmas works party being in London the night before, I take the opportunity to go for a nice run around London before heading back on the train.

This run was very nice indeed with the temp being perfect and not many being around at that time of the morning, a bonus in being able to re-run some of the Marathon route also.

Plus I was able to complete the 500 mile’s on these shoes and nice end to their service.

Nothing like fitting a Half Marathon race when training for a full Marathon. Really pushed it in the last few miles to make it more of a race than a easy long miler.

Happy with how everything went and got a PB for Half also.

What better way to start your day off than a early morning run around your town, legs must of stayed in bed, it was a hard slog towards the end and at one point wasn’t sure if I was going to do it.

On days like these (not the song) you really need the mental attitude to really push for pain etc.

So due to this time of year and the fact I would be staying down for the night. I thought it would be ideal to combine a little run whilst being in London, plan was to run the finishing part of the marathon to see what the contrast would be like.

So during the works Christmas party I made sure not to go OTT and to get to bed early. This part of the plan worked and waking up at around 7am and getting ready also went well. What didn’t go well was getting a little lost and in the process ending up running 10k, but hey all part of the fun.

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As you can see I went a little lower than had planned but made it work back to the hotel and still got in the end part of the marathon which was the main goal, it was great to run in a different area and I also ran in my new Asics trainers which I will be using for the London Marathon aswell a win, win.

So with the entry into the London Marathon I have now set myself a target of being able to complete a Half marathon before the end of the year.

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I have also set a target time of 3 Hours 5 Minutes which mean I would then qualify for 2017 marathon, time will see if this is a little bit out of my reach but nothing like pushing yourself to see what your end result will be, I am hoping that I would be atleast under 4 hours!!