Ich bin ein Berliner #BeatBerlin42
It all started with an email, an opportunity to run the Berlin Marathon. This was my chance to run on a track that holds the men’s world record for the marathon. To run a major marathon would be the ultimate experience, I felt. To finish with a PB would wrap it up as a sweet present for my birthday a few weeks later.
After the Sydney Marathon in September 2015, I had taken a sabbatical from running races. I had no interest in marathons, but this opportunity was too good to pass up.
I saw the quote above on Instagram, it resonated with me and has become my mantra, my CTA.
At the same time I also learnt of Ed Whitlock. Ed was remarkable he ran his first marathon in his mid-40’s to give his teenage son company. He went to become the first man in his 70’s to break 3 hours. His running is a fascinating subject. His training consisted of what he called a plod, often for
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