Not long ago I was delighted to find out I was chosen to join Team Polar at the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Being selected as part of Team Polar means not only I have been gifted the new POLAR VANTAGE V PRO MULTISPORT WATCH, but I have also been receiving personalised training support for my London Marathon experience from the team at Running With Us, and I have been provided with a 4-week training plan by Nick Anderson.
This includes some new things to me, like threshold runs…. which I have been avoiding for many years as I don’t like running fast.
To my big surprise, I have actually started really enjoying these sessions and can imagine I will be including these in my future running training after the London Marathon too.
A few weeks ago I also had a unique opportunity to attend the ‘Polar Powers Your PB Event’ at Paddington Recreation Ground, London, hosted by Polar’s Head Coach Nick Anderson, with special guests including double Olympian Eilish McColgan and World Triathlon Series Champion winner Vicky Holland.
After an interesting open discussion with both athletes about the thrill of beating a personal best, the training required and how wearable tech helps assess their performance, we headed outside for a practical session with Eilish and Nick.
We were shown how to warm up effectively before the big race and advised on how to pace yourself effectively using our wearable tech. It felt a bit unreal being shown what to do by the actual Olympian…. but I tried my best!
The event also gave me the chance to test out my new Polar Vantage V. Imagine Rio Olympian Kirsty Mackay showing
As part of Team Polar, I have been tracking my marathon training using the Polar Vantage V watch, and you could have seen me sharing my marathon training experiences on my Twitter @Fitness4Mamas and Instagram @MirkaMoore.
In 3 week’s time, I will be getting ready for the big race, the London Marathon, and I cannot wait to be back. Don’t forget to watch my regular updates on my InstaStories and support me by donating to Cancer Research UK.
I will soon be sharing my training experiences with my new Polar watch and also see if and how technology helped my training.