Is this possible?

5 Marathons in 2013

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31/12/2012 at 13:13

I will be 40 in March 2013. I have decided that I would like to run 5 marathons in 2013. Having only done a half before, is this realistic?

seren nos yn canu    pirate
31/12/2012 at 13:21

depends if you want to run them or race them.....build up your mileage slowly and there is no reason why not...............if you w3ant to PB at all 5 then you might have  a problem

31/12/2012 at 13:25

I would like to improve each time seren. Although I guess alot would do with staying fit and healthy. Thanks!

cougie    pirate
31/12/2012 at 13:43
Doubt you'll be able to improve on each one ?
How is your training ? Most plans are about 4 months long so that's 4 months gone. After that you could do one every two months or so. That would let you recover and get a few long runs in in between.
31/12/2012 at 13:43
When are you planning on doing your first one?
If you get a good 16 weeks of training in before the first one then you should be ok. If you try to run each one flat out then you may struggle to recover / maintain fitness between each one. If you run the first one slowly then you may be able to improve on each one.
What races are you planning on doing?
31/12/2012 at 13:58

what is it about turning 40?!

 

31/12/2012 at 14:08
the dude abides wrote (see)

what is it about turning 40?!

 

Yeah Whats  wrong with running off with a dim blonde slapper, buying a sports car and getting a tattoo ?

Edited: 31/12/2012 at 14:11
31/12/2012 at 16:54
Dave - how else would I be able to bag a husband without adopting your strategy

Jamie - you don't give us any of your running background. Are you a regular runner? Have you run a marathon before! What's your weekly mileage? How far are your marathons apart?
01/01/2013 at 13:34
Emmy H wrote (see)
Dave - how else would I be able to bag a husband without adopting your strategy

Jamie - you don't give us any of your running background. Are you a regular runner? Have you run a marathon before! What's your weekly mileage? How far are your marathons apart?

Sorry I hadn't realised you were a slapper !!!

The OP did say in his first post he had "only done a half" before.....

01/01/2013 at 14:01

It is entirely realistic. Even racing them all is perfectly doable in that time frame.

02/01/2013 at 21:19
Thanks for responses! Dave I have the sports car lol. My running background is very limited. I ran Edinburgh half last May in 1:54 with not a lot of training. My aim is to start training now for first Marathon in May/June then 4 more before end of year! Oh and I want to do 5 in 5 different countries (Europe)
03/01/2013 at 10:28

Doing 5 this year as well, started running about 18months ago & did 2 marathons last year (Edinburgh & Liverpool). Training didn't go well for either last year so suffered on both of them! but still enjoyed. Determined to get the training bit right & only looking to 'race' 2 of them this year to go sub 4.

Doing Barca in March, but as a training run for London 5 weeks after. Then Trail Marathon wales in June (going to hurt a lot I think!), Berlin in Sept (back up sub 4 attempt if London doesn't work out) & then Snowdon.

So get your training right, build up slowly and get lots of long slow miles in & you'll be fine. Staying injury free is key. Good luck.

04/01/2013 at 09:20

Thanks KK. I'm now looking at Madrid as my 1st on 28th April. That should give me enough time to build up to race day. Been out walking last 2 days and will be running 3 miles today very slowly. As you say I believe patience is the key & lots of slow miles!! 


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