London Marathon: 2 weeks to go!

Vicky receiving a post-training massage from DiegoI can’t believe it’s just over two weeks to go until the London Marathon 2014.  I’ve now completed my longest training run of 22 miles and am tapering down towards the big day.  I cannot pretend the training has been easy. Thank you to everyone who has listened to my stories about the highs and lows along the way. Luckily, working for a physiotherapy company I’ve had colleagues on hand for support, injury prevention advice and even to massage my sore legs after long weekend training runs! As the training mileage increased so did my hunger. At times I’ve underestimated my calorie consumption and the importance of recovery has become evident. So at least the long miles mean I can eat more and rest more, what a perfect combination!

The sponsorship support has been great, and, after a nervous start, my £1,000 target is within reach and I even hope to exceed it.  The Bob Champion Cancer Trust carries vital research and management of male cancers. Prostate cancer is one of the most lethal cancers for men, killing 11,000 every year, mainly attacking older men: 95% of all patients are between 45 and 80. Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in young men between the ages of 24 and 35 (source: www.bobchampion.org.uk/malecancer). So at all ages the men in our lives are at risk of male cancers.

Vicky holding her Bob Champion vestThis weekend I am running the Yeovil half marathon to test out my pacing, hydration and nutrition plans. In preparation I’m even going to wear my newly acquired Bob Champion running vest to check for chaffing!

Please help me smash my fundraising target via my Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/Victoria-Frosdick.  Thank you!

London Marathon Part 1: You’re in! A Marathon Experience Begins
London Marathon Part 3: The Big Day!

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Victoria Frosdick

Victoria is Lead Physiotherapist at Central Health Physiotherapy, based in St John's Wood. Vicky specialises in orthopaedic physiotherapy and rehabilitation. She has a special interest in enhanced recovery programmes for knee and hip replacements, shoulder surgery and fractured neck of femur rehabilitation.

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