2 weeks till London Marathon / Weight loss plateau and other updates

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. #FearTheBeard is well and truly over, just keeping a stubble effect now. My beard was impressive, however the untimely warm weather we had changed my plans about keeping it for the London Marathon. It was hot, I was catching the sun while out running. After a warm 16 miles (2 weeks ago) I decided it had to go.

Beardless my running has continued, 21 miles ran last Saturday morning making total mileage for March 151.

Approaching 2 weeks till London Marathon, my friend who was going to run his first marathon at London has pulled out because of a knee injury. Not sure on the full details, but he struggled to mile 13 with me last week and I had to run the final 8 miles on my own.

His dropping out has meant that my wife can now come with me to London, she won’t be running it, but she’ll be joining me at the expo and a pasta feast on Saturday night. New hotel booked in Covent Garden has also meant a 40 minute trip to the start at Greenwich rather than the 90 minute trip I’d originally had on the cards thanks to my friends booking.

Weight loss – last Friday I weighed in at 13 stone 13 lbs. For those of you that have followed my blog ramblings you’ll know that when I started training last June I weighed in at 16 stone 6lbs. Yes I’m happy with this weight loss, but now I seem to be struggling to get past the 14 stone mark (which I’m back at this week!) It’s possible that I’ve plateaued, but is it also possible that I’m destined to stay 14 stone because of my build?

Who know’s but it’s frustrating!


About Jay McNeill

A Husband, father of twins, who works full time and tries his best to be a good dad, husband, runner and a gamer!
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2 Responses to 2 weeks till London Marathon / Weight loss plateau and other updates

  1. TheGodOfSarcasm says:

    Alter your training regimen to help with he weight loss. Sprints or suicides will help as it’s a more intense use of energy than your more sedate long distance runs. I would, however, recommend sticking with your present routine till after the marathon.

    As always, best of luck

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