Hi, this is my first post on this forum, and I would appreciate any form of advice you can give me.
I have never run a marathon before, and I am thinking of running my first one next year. Possibly the Edinburgh Marathon in May 2012.
In terms of my running background, I have been running regularly over the past 3-4 years but only over the past 12 months have gotten more serious. My PB for a 10K was 47 minutes (Marwell 10K, May 2011) and just this past Sunday I did my first ever half marathon, and my time was 1 hr 45 minutes (New Forest Half).
With this information in mind, do you think it's realistic for me to aim to run a full marathon by May next year? I try to run at least 3 times a week, and this is normally interspersed with regular weight training (whcih I do 3 times a week as well.)
I did it! I've now registered for the Edinburgh Marathon.
im in a similar position myself and aim to do loch ness marathon 2012,although at the moment i am recovering from sciatic problems in my left leg.
spoke to the physio again yesterday and she reckons i should be able to resume training again in 3 weeks.so my plan is to build my base fitness up again over the winter months,then target a few springtime half marathons,all going well after that and i can comfortably run 18 miles on a long run then i will enter loch ness 2012.
my reason for this is i wouldnt just be aiming to get round my first marathon,rather i would like to aim for aspecific time"sub 4 hopefully".
Body Talk i would say go for it ,you seem to have a decent running base to work from and if you really want to do it you will.
best of luck
Anyone in a similar position to Body Talk should definitely go for it imo.
I did my first Marathon in April this year and at this point last year I hadn't run more than 10 miles and was only just about to attempt my first race (half marathon). Plus I was only running twice a week. Admittedly I really worked hard for 5/6 months leading up to the marathon but it sounds like most on here are in a very good position to go for it with just mileage increasing rather than number of runs.
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