I am a fitter than average 50 year old in the prime of my life. I ran four half marathans last year from August to November (fastest being 1:42 - good for me!) plus a 10 miler in December. However, since then I have been blighted by various injuries and although I have kept fit doing shorter runs and Spin classes etc, I am not sure if I can train up for London which is in just two months time! I now seem to be injury free.
Any ideas any one?
Yes you can !!
If you can run 8 miles as a long run now without stopping and have the time to train for 4/5 days per week I think you would be OK.
I would try and add 1.5 miles each week to your long runs for 4 weeks and then do a long run of about 16 - 18 miles 3 weeks before. Make sure you have a sports massage a couple of times before the marathon, that will help.
It won't be easy, but not sure marathons are !!
Thanks for your reassuring response. It does make me feel alot better!
A big thumbs up from me too! I'm in the same boat so although slightly younger I kept fit through cycling and finding it much easier than expected to get back into the running. My training schedule has been revamped slightly like funny hat advises but am sure you can do it with the experience you have advised - good luck!
I'll see you there
another response that is music to my ears!
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