makepositive is proudly sponsoring Salesforce’s marathon team in support of the child protection charity NSPCC. In this blog, we talk to Salesforce runner Andy Naylor.
- Why did you decide to run a Marathon? Do you have any experience with the NSPCC? What are you hoping to get out of this Marathon?
Having run two marathons before and said never again, I wanted to run London for the experience.
- What motivates you to run and what is your running experience so far (previous Marathons etc)?
I would love to get a PB and also help raise loads of money for the NSPCC.
- How is training going? When did you start or when do you plan to start? How are you finding fitting training into your work/life schedule?
I have run two to three times a week for the past 7 years as I find running a great way to free my mind and also to keep fit. I have just started to increase my mileage and I’m enjoying trying a few new local routes to keep it interesting.
- What does your training schedule look like? Do you just run or do you do other activities?
Mainly running with some cycling and plenty of recovery walks on the golf course.
- Have you sustained any injuries? If so, what is your recovery process?
Previously had calf issues and now see a physio regularly.
- During the Marathon, how do you settle into your pace? Do you listen to music and if so, what’s on the playlist?
I love a bit of Tiesto or Becky Hill on a long run.
- What have been your biggest challenges since starting training?
Motivation to block the time and ensure I stick to a plan. Not done many events since covid and need to get back on a regular running case.
- What advice would you give to anyone thinking of running a marathon?
Get a good physio, don’t increase mileage too soon or too much. Recovery will be key all the way through.
- Would you do another Marathon after this one?
I’ll say no for now but i probably will 🙂 would like to do an off road marathon next year in the peak district if i can keep some fitness from this one!
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