I'm doing a half marathon 3 weeks after London (my 3rd marathon) and that's cutting it fine. I think 2 weeks after and you'll really struggle. You'll either hold back on the marathon to save a bit for the half, or work hard on the marathon and be too trashed to do yourself justice. Surely you can find another half to do, on a nice coastal town if that rocks your boat.
If you must insist on doing it, I agree with what already has been said, you'll have to take it easy on the half and treat it as a training run, else you'll damage yourself. If you're going to do it, how about the first week after the marathon, say Thurs, get a little 4 miler in, then a slow 8 miler on the Sun, just to get your body back into things and to use it as a tester for the following week. A couple of piddly little jogs in the week and then the half on the following Sunday.
Click onto the
Hal Higdon marathon recovery plan
, this may help you.
Posted: 09/04/2007 at 08:50