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Jo Pavey has both the marathon and track within her sights in 2013

Last Updated: 11/12/12 3:41pm

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Jo Pavey: Aims to run in the London Marathon and World Championships in 2013

Jo Pavey: Aims to run in the London Marathon and World Championships in 2013

Jo Pavey has big plans for next year with both the London Marathon and World Championships in her sights.

This year's 10,000m European silver medallist was unable to challenge her personal best over the 26.2-mile distance last month due to illness.

However, Pavey has returned to light training at home in Devon, and the 39-year-old is already weighing up her options for the 2013 season.

Pavey finished seventh in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the London 2012 Olympics, with a personal best performance over the longer distance.

"I really want to get a good marathon done next year at some point but I enjoyed the track so much in the summer that I wouldn't rule out trying to do the track again next summer," said Pavey.

"I enjoy the track and I was pleased to get a PB this summer so hopefully I can keep doing some track.

"I haven't decided whether to try to target qualifying for the track or do a marathon, but it's likely I'll decide to do the track."

Pavey failed to finish the Yokohama Women's Marathon in November due to illness, and was disappointed with the result.

"You're bound to get ill for something, you're not a machine, it was just disappointing it was the marathon," she said.

"I always thought I was lucky that I didn't get ill during qualifying for the Olympics because it's such a small window to get the times and do the trials .

"I've had a good year so I've been fortunate; it's just a shame to end it like that.

"It's embarrassing as much as anything because I've not dropped out of a race apart from once when I tore my calf."

She added: "If the race had been in Britain I would have not run, but once you're already over there you think you'll give it a go. You don't like to pull out of a race because you feel you've let people down."

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