My wife and I are doing the Brighton Marathon next April. We've a few events lined up for next year, partly as a build up. We're doing a half marathon in Morrocco at the end of January, the Brighton half on the 17th February and probably the Cranleigh 21 which should occur near the end of March.
Would it be too much to do the Bath half marathon too, which would be on a couple of weeks after the Brighton half? I really fancy it- would be a nice long weekend for wifey and I. We could go for a boat ride, spend a day at a spa (maybe a post race massage), etc.
Would doing the Bath event be too much? My wife thinks we might be doing too many short (relative to Marathon training) runs at that stage. I half agree, but also think it might be good tempo training. Ok, I admit it, I really fancy the spa day
It depends on the mileage you are used to doing in training. I run 10 miles pretty hard, then maybe two or three days later, i am doing an 8 miler. I have ran two half marathons within two weeks, and usually run a half marathon about every 6 weeks. Nothing is impossible, so pushing yourself, for an amateur runner i would say yes, thats too much, but it sounds like you guys are far from amateur and know your stuff.
Bottom line. Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok. Thanks for your input guys.
Why not do the 1/2 with a 3 mile warm up and a 3 mile cool down? Long run done, weekend away done
What do you think about the 17 or 21 mile version of this instead?
I would say go for it.I usually run a half/marathon every two or three weeks and have done for last 4 years. Bath is brilliant half and lovely city and I would not miss it
Going in another direction with this now... am looking to do long distance events as part of the build up in the final weeks before Brighton (mid April). We're looking at the Surrey Spitfire and the Cranleigh 21 (same day as Breakfast Run at Kingston, unfortunately).
Any others in the Surrey-ish area that you would recommend?
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