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    Vicky McIntyre: London Marathon Diary

    24th April 2015

    So I’ve been trying out Beet It for a few weeks now, before some of my crucial runs. I’d been feeling super tired all week with all the training (and a Beet It powered 5K PB a few days earlier) and now John’s man-flu in the house.

    But what a result for me at the Elswick Good Friday relays! The morning started with my Beet It shot as I prepared for my two mile blast. With the addition of Beet It I felt amazing and even managed a sprint finish. I’m not one of the fastest in the running club but seem to have made tough old coach Colin’s head turn.

    Easter Sunday and it’s the final 20 mile long run, only three weeks to the marathon and this run really matters. Had a Beet It flapjack for breakfast. Amazingly I got stronger and stronger as the run went on and spent the whole run trying to slow down to save energy for race day in London. I really feel a benefit from this having eaten lots of beetroot and had the juice in the past but the concentrated shots have made a difference.

    So taper about to start now:

    Monday – running club 5/6 miles

    Tuesday – kettle bells

    Wednesday – running club track session

    Thursday – cycling

    Friday – body balance, meta fit

    Saturday – running club 6 miles hill session

    Sunday – 12 miles running.

    Had a good couple of weeks tapering wondering what to do with all the spare time and now raring to go.  Having a Beet It shot every morning in the run up to the event. My last long run was a 12 miler where I spent most of it trying to slow down so not a bad sign.

    They do say the hardest part of a marathon is making it to the start injury free, so if that’s the case I’ll be fine! And with the power of nitrate they’ll be nothing stopping me. PB here we come…

     

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