can I do 2 marathons in one year?
I heard yesterday there is to be a marathon in York on Oct 20th. It is my home town and I would love to enter! But I am currently training for the Marathon of the North on April 28th. I said I would do one marathon a year (I am on my 2nd after Manchester last year) and I wondered if anyone could share there experience of doing a spring and Autumn marathon. I am concerned about training through the hot (?) summer months and how to keep up the running and training between the 2. After Manchester I kept up my running and did the Tatton half in Nov. My family think I am mad but the draw of York is so tempting! Any advice from RW members would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I completed 2 last year, the Hull marathon on Easter Sunday and then the Liverpool in October. I didnt feel any adverse effects.
I would say one you've done the 1st marathon you perhaps dont quite need to put in the same hours each week once you've reached that level of fitness, however I would say you must keep up the long runs at the weekend to keep your body conditioned for long distances.
Thank you Sean, for your helpful advice
I did my first 2 marathons last year, first in May (Cape Wrath) followed by Loch Ness at end of September. I've been running 2 years now and aged 55. Don't have the same problem of hot summer months here (Orkney) but I managed a 40 minute "improvement" between the two given that Cape Wrath is a tougher course. I did do 5 halves over 2012 too. Loch Ness was certainly a lot easier.I think this is supportive of what Sean has said.
Thanks Other Half- are you doing any marathons this year?
Cake-thanks for helpful advice. Where do I find the Shades thread?
BP- good to hear from you. I appreciated your support and advice on the GMM thread last year I decided on a change from GMM this year as I could not really face returning! It did not put me off marathons but was a tough day! On the point of signing up for York. So thrilled we are going to have a marathon and don't want to miss out on this historic occasion!
thanks for the info Cake.
...................just put in my entry for York. I have heard the places are filling up fast, over 3500 and the limit is 5000. So that prompted me to act quickly!
Well done Lily may have to make a decision tonight
I'd been mulling over entering this but Lily's post and media reports of the excellent take up has prompted a decision - I'm in!!
Me too just entered today!!
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