At the start of 2020, I set myself three goals.
The first two I’m on course to achieve, but the third was to run my first ever marathon and in a time under 3 hours and 30 minutes – which, as it stands, hasn’t happened.
I signed up for the Rotterdam Marathon in April, but – as you can guess – this was cancelled due to the pandemic.
It then got rearranged for October… but the same thing happened again.
So, on 1st December – with 31 days left of 2020 and me about 6 kilos heavier than usual – I decided to have one last shot of hitting my marathon goal.
Nothing in my goal said I had to run at a big public marathon event.
I just need to run 26.2 miles in under 3 hours 30 minutes before the year is over…
Can I do it? Probably not.
- I’ve never run even a half marathon
- I have a really bad injury record
- I’m completely unfit going into this
It might not be possible. But I wanna try.
Anyway, via this blog and on YouTube, I’m going to document my challenge and see if I can make it.