Bournemouth Marathon prep & NIKE GIVEAWAY

In under 2 weeks I’ll be attempting probably the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted in my life.

That makes it sound way bigger than it is but for me it’s a huge ask, given the amount of training I’ve been able to do.

Before I get into my race day outfit I’ll go through my recent training (or lack of it).

The 15 mile struggle

If you only looked at those stats, you’d probably think that run was comfortable. My heart rate wasn’t through the roof, my pace was below my realistic marathon pace and I managed 15 miles. However, what you don’t see on there is the amount of times I stopped because my hips just gave up on me.

I’ve gone from 0 miles to 15 in 3 weeks so my legs aren’t exactly well prepared for it. What really effected me was knowing that I’d still have another 11 miles to run.

On a positive note, I didn’t ever think I’d be able to run 15 miles after just 3 weeks training.

My Bournemouth Marathon outfit (for now)

This is subject to change because I’m still experimenting with shorts or half tights.

    Hat – Nike Aerobill Tailwind cap
    T Shirt – Nike X NTF
    Watch – Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+
    Belt – Supreme running belt
    Shorts – Nike Aeroswift
    Socks – Nike Elite Over-The-Calf
    Shoes – Hoka One One Clifton 6

If you’ve read any of my posts before you’re probably surprised I’m not running in Nike shoes. I’ve switched over to Hoka for this marathon just because I need the extra cushion. I’m not the lightest of runners so until I’ve lost some weight and have better form, it’s Hoka’s for now.

The socks are probably my favourite thing out of that outfit. I’ve been having issue’s with my shins and once my legs were warmed up, my shins were absolutely fine. I find that calf sleeves are a bit too much for me so the socks are a perfect solution.

Also, for anyone wondering about the Apple Watch lasting the marathon, I only lost 20% battery doing 15 miles. Even then I was changing songs and sending messages, so it’ll be more than enough for a full marathon.

Nike giveaway

This is hopefully the first of many giveaways I’ll be doing. It’s not exactly the biggest of prizes but you’ve gotta start somewhere right?

All you’ve got to do is sign up/subscribe via email to my blog. Follow me on Instagram to get updates on the closing time of the giveaway and details of further competitions. 

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The calf sleeves are size medium and the socks are uk11-12.5.

Good luck! 

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