Thanks everyone for the advice, but I am still unsure- as I don't want to be ungrateful and let anyone down - and also if I run two in one week surley I will eb able to generate some publicty / more interest and thus get more money for said charities? I ahve alwasy wanted to run London marathon but I have agreed to Brighton, and as stated won't go back on that - so if I only do one it will be Brighton, but I don't want to regret turning down London??
My training plan was to start by doing x3 5k a week and x1 10k and then take it up to x3 10k and x1 15-20k a week before christmas, and then hopefully build it up from there. But I just have no real idea of how my body will take it - when I ran 10k in a race for life last month I didn't ache or have any side effects, but then I took it slow finishing in an hour and 10mins... Part of me thinks it would be so awesome to do it but then I don't want to just be a foolish idiot who ends up screwing them both up?
Hello I really need some help making a decision- I have secured a place in the Brighton marathon and am running with my best friend in aid of the British Liver Trust. But today I was offered a place in the London marathon for Beating Bowel Cancer. Both charities are very close to my heart and important, I won't let down the first one as I have agreed and won't go back on my word.But, I don't want to turn down my golden bond place for the London marathon as it is another great charity that I don't want to let down and I don't want to miss the opporutunity - but can I run two marathons in one week. I am worried about the physical aspect - I am a resonably fit person but a novice runner, who has never run more than 10k. But I am also worrried about raising enough money also - as I don't want to let either charity down. I need to raise £700 for Brighton and £2000 for London. One side f me thinks it is better to try my best and hope I can do both, I am not bothered about running the marathons in a record speed - but I am worried that I won't be able to give 100% to both charities /races. Is it physically risky? Is it crazy? WHAT SHOULD I DO???? Please help - all suggestions welcome - I am really looking for experienced runners to tell me the physical side effects and people who have raised lots of money for charity that can tell me whether I should run two in one week - or give 100% to Brighton and the British liver Trust and let someone else have my golden bond place for London?