Didn’t I give up exams?

A lot of people celebrate the eternal end of exams when they finish their education or move into research-based education, and I was no different.¬† Which is why it’s more than a little bit crazy that I decided that graduating with a gold lion embroidered on the left shoulder of my gown was worth sitting 6 extra hours of exams during my PhD.

Anyway, fast-forward two years and four exam hours and I am again on the precipice of my very last exam ever.

There is one big problem. Not only have I not studied, but I didn’t actually attend any of the lectures. Okay, I attended one, but I was reading something else. Probably for my thesis.

So, now instead of using my last hours to study, I’m writing this lament.

It makes perfect sense in my mind.

Posted on-the-run on my HTC One X

Neonathon – Monday May 6th, 2013

 

Well, I’ve decided that the best thing to do is run the Neonathon Marathon on my 30th birthday, making the date Monday May 6th (it’s a bank holiday). ¬†Here’s the revised training program, which will take me up to the marathon – now 9 weeks away.

1 XT 60 min Quality* 10-11km Easy 5-8km Tempo 10-11km Rest Easy20-22km Easy 5-8km
2 XT 60 min Quality* 10-11km Easy 5-8km Tempo 10-11km Rest Easy24-26km Easy 5-8km
3 XT 90 min Quality* 11-13km Easy 6-8km Tempo 11-13km Rest Easy27-29km Easy 3-5km
4 XT 90 min Quality* 10-11km Easy 6-8km Tempo 10-11km Rest Easy22-24km Easy 3-5km
5 XT 90 min Quality* 11-13km Easy 6-8km Tempo 11-13km Rest Easy32-32km Easy 5-8km
6 XT 90 min Quality* 11-13km Easy 5-8km Tempo 10-11km Rest Easy35-37km Easy3 5-km
7 XT 60 min Quality* 10-11km Easy 5-8km Tempo 8-10km Rest Easy22-24km Rest
8 XT 45 min Quality* 8-10km Easy 5-8km Tempo 6-8km Rest Easy16-18km Rest
9 XT 30 min Easy 6km Easy 5km Easy 3km Rest Rest Marathon