Aimlessly pootling round the park for twenty minutes each week, I've been a jogger for as long as I can remember. It gives me energy, confidence, a sense of well-being - and an excuse to eat that odd extra biscuit guilt-free. But this year I'm making the transition from jogger to "proper" runner - I'm running the London Marathon in April with a little help from Zest's 12-week plan.
With only a couple of half-marathons to my name, I'm bracing myself for a real uphill climb, one that will impact every aspect of my life, from the way I organise my weekly schedule, to the meals I fuel up on and how I treat my aches and niggles. As the classic racing distance, there's plenty of conflicting - and sometimes confusing - advice out there about the marathon; it seems everyone has a different opinion on how to run the perfect 26.2 miles! But with Zest's experts here to simplify and clarify things, I'm going to share whatever tips I pick up along the way, and would love to hear how you're getting along, too.
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